Seated Tiger

虎の座像 銘:白龍

Japanese
Edo period
early 19th century
Artist Hakuryû (Japanese)


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

253

Dimensions

3.4 x 4 x 3.2 cm (1 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.23665

Medium or Technique

Stained ivory and gilt metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Netsuke

Signed

Signed: Hakuryû

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