Miniature images (R to L, T to B): the Iroha Poem in Kanji (Mana iroha); the Iroha Poem in Hiragana (Kana iroha); the Iroha Poem in Katakana (Katakana iroha); Map of the Provinces of Japan (Dai Nihon kokuzu); Pictures of the Twelve Months (Jûni tsuki gash

「真名以呂半」「仮名いろは」「片仮名イロハ」 「大日本国図」「十二月画抄」「近江八勝景」 「源氏画」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Matsuda Rokuzan (Gengendô II) (Japanese, 1836–1903)


Catalogue Raisonné

John Clark, Japanese 19th-C. Copperplate Prints (BM Occasional Papers 84, 1994), #B-60b

Accession Number

11.45842.8

Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album containing 37 prints, plus 5 loose prints probably removed from the album: 11.45842.1-.42.

Signed

Rokuzan tô, "Rokuzan" (in romanization)
緑山刀

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

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