The Jewel River of Plovers (Chidori), from the series The Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers (Furyû Mu Tamagawa)

「風流六玉川」 千鳥玉川

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Tanzaku; 25.5 x 8.4 cm (10 1/16 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19999

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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