Plovers, from the series Twelve Assorted Birds (Shochô jûnikin)

「諸鳥十二禽」 千鳥 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #160.2; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 29, list no. 105

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20 cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.24880

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.24880, 11.24909 (both key block)

Signed

Eishi ga
栄之画

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