The Phoenix Bamboo at Kawaguchi in Musashi Province (Bushû Kawaguchi hôô chiku no zu)

「武州川口鳳凰竹の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Hôrai Shunshô (Japanese), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 37.7 cm (10 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37452

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hôrai Shunshô ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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