The Jewel River of Plovers (Chidori no Tamagawa), from the series Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers (Fûryû Mu Tamagawa)
1812 (Bunka 9), 6th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
The series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #264 (this design not listed); other print in the series: cat. nos. 114-5
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 23.6 cm (14 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Unidentified publisher’s mark.
Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
Censor's seals: kiwame, Yamaguchiya Tôbei
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection