Suichôki

水鳥記

Japanese
Edo period
about 1672 (Kanbun 12)
Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694), Publisher Matsue (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 5 (1990), p. 15, col. 2

Dimensions

Overall: 27.2 x 18.9 cm (10 11/16 x 7 7/16 in.); ôhon

Accession Number

11.45905.1-3

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

Inside front cover

Signed

No signature

Markings

Several seals, including Bigelow red collector's seal on the last page of each volume. Each volume is stamped with the same seals.

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: March 6, 2007)

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