(Manga zukô) Gunchô gaei (A Swarm of Butterflies: Pictures by Itchô)

(謾画図考)群蝶画英

Japanese
Edo period
Colophon: 1778 (An'ei 7); Preface: 1769 (Meiwa 6)
After Hanabusa Itchô (Japanese, 1652–1724), Artist Suzuki Rinshô, Author of preface Tôkô Genrin, Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 27.1 x 18.2 cm (10 11/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.777.1-3

Medium or Technique

woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

2 other publishers also indicated.

Signed

artist: Suzuki Rinshô sensei hitsu; author: Rinshô sensei san; author of preface: Tôkô Genrin sen

鈴木隣松先生筆; 隣松先生簒; 東江源鱗撰

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection