Pictures and Calligraphy in Miniature Copperplate Prints, Complete (Mijin dôban shoga saiken zen): counterclockwise from top right, the Iroha Poem in Katakana (Katakana iroha); the Iroha Poem in Kanji (Mana iroha); Complete Map of Japan (Dai Nihon yochi z

「微塵銅版 書画細見 全」 (上右から) 「片仮名イロハ」「真名以呂半」「大日本輿地図」「歌加留多」「宝尽」 「十二月画抄」「東海道五十三駅」「近江八景」「蘭亭記」(=蘭亭序)「三人上戸」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Matsuda Ryûzan (Japanese, dates unknown)


Dimensions

4.8 × 8.7 cm (1 7/8 × 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45842.9

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

Ryûzan Dôsen
龍山銅鐫

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