Phoenix and Paulownia
mid to late 18th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Horizontal ôban; 28.7 x 40.3 cm (11 5/16 x 15 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.45861.27, 11.45862.8
From an album: 11.45861.1 to .48. Probably intended for use in commercial design.
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection