Phoenix

Hô'ô zu byôbu
鳳凰図屏風

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-387; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 65

Dimensions

Image: 35.8 x 233.2 cm (14 1/8 x 91 13/16 in.) Overall: 44.7 x 242 cm (17 5/8 x 95 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.7433

Medium or Technique

Eight-panel folding screen; ink, color, cut gold-leaf, and sprinkled gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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