No. 1, White Falcon and Five-needled Pine (Shirotaka, goyô no matsu), from the series Forty-eight Hawks Drawn from Life (Ikiutsushi shijûhachi taka)

「生写四十八鷹 白鷹 五葉のまつ 第一」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month
Artist Nakayama Sûgakudô (Japanese, active 1850–1860), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #398

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17476

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17476, *11.17477 (deaccessioned in 2012), 20.162, 2016.1245, RES.54.188.2

Signed

Sûgakudô
嵩岳堂

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未六改
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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