Peacock (Kujaku), Wisteria (Fuji), and Peonies (Botan), No. 1 from the series Plants and Trees, Flowers and Birds (Sômoku kachô zue)

「孔雀 艸木華鳥図会 ふじ 牡丹花 一」

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11)
Artist Gyôzan (Japanese, active late 19th century), Publisher Ôkura Magobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45494

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36822, 11.45494

Signed

Gyôzan

暁山

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