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  • Flowering Plum Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8050 (white background), 21.8051 (blue background)

    Inscription

    Poem, by Arimatsu: Nodokasa ni/ yawaraka ni naru/ chikara kobu 長閑さに やはらかになる 力こぶ  有松

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Mera

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 124 (with moon), 125; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 164; Bogel, Marks, & Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 33, 34 (with moon)

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 34.8 x 11.3 cm (13 11/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8050

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8090, 50.18

    Inscription

    Poem

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3 No blockcutter's mark 改印:米良、渡辺、丑三 彫師:なし

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 33.5 x 10.7 cm (13 3/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8090

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Uguisu ya/ yanagi no ushiro/ hagi no mae ?

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiro

    Provenance

    August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 34.6 x 11.5 cm (13 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8048

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 15.152, 21.8042 (different seals)

    Inscription

    Poem: Uguisu ya/ kotoshi mo koe no/ furukaramu 鴬や ことしも声の 古からむ

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #271

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 34 x 11.7 cm (13 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8042

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Line from Chinese poem: Ichiju dokusen tenka (no) haru 一樹独先天下春

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 33.3 x 11.3 cm (13 1/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8003

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Finch on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Natsukashiki ? ... ume no hana

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 33.5 x 7.5 cm (13 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8533

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Red-cheeked Bird and Red Plum Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1309, 21.6661, 55.73

    Inscription

    Poem: Yamazato wa/ manzai ososhi/ ume no hana 山里は 萬歳おそし 梅の花

    Signed

    (seals only)

    Markings

    Artist's seals: Hiro, Shige

    Provenance

    August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #323; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #23.35?

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 38.6 x 13.1 cm (15 3/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6661

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Golden Pheasant Perched on Red Plum Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
    Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)

    Description

    Signed

    Kiyonaga ga 清長画

    Provenance

    June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hirano 1939, #0620; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #230, and pl. 126

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 19.4 cm (10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.5565

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Plum Garden at Kameido (Kameido ume yashiki no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1832–38 (Tenpô 3–9)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17408, 11.39264, 11.39265, 20.75, 21.9856

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #51.9, pl. 484; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #66.05; Matsuki 1939, #15

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17408

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Uguisu ya/ hatsune ...

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 33.4 x 11.8 cm (13 1/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7979

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Long-tailed Bird on Flowering Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.21122, 21.7918, 21.7919

    Inscription

    Line from Chinese poem: Ichiju dokusen tenka (no) haru 一樹独先天下春

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    December 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #4; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #80; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #16; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.7; Ukiyo-e taikei 11 (1974), #10

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 37.8 x 17.7 cm (14 7/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7918

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Are hatsune/ yuki o asahi no/ hashiru no ni あれはつ音 雪をあさ旭(ひ)の はしるのに

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 163 (without publisher's mark)

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 32.9 x 10.9 cm (12 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8002

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Genroku-style Woman with Plum Blossoms (from an unidentified series)

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    Kasamatsu Shiro (Japanese, 1898–1991 Japanese)

    Place of Creation, Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.3065

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Macaw on Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Wasurarenu/ tsuki to narikeri/ ume no hana わすられぬ 月となりけり 梅の花

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #349

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 16.5 x 21 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9637

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Utagawa

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 22.1 x 16.7 cm (8 11/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9711

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1840–44 (Tenpô 11–Kôka 1)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Uguisu ya/ kotoshi mo koe no/ furukaramu 鴬や ことしも声の 古からむ

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    May 1915, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal aiban; 19.7 x 31.5 cm (7 3/4 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9595

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Macaw on Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Chinese inscription: The Fragrance of Plum Blossoms in Snow

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal chûban; 18.7 x 25.3 cm (7 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9585

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige 広重

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiro

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 10.8 x 16.3 cm (4 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8672

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Bird on Red Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Uso no koe/ kikisomete yori/ yamaji ka na 鷽の声 きゝ初てより 山路かな

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame Artist's seal: Hiro 改印: 極

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 22.5 x 16.3 cm (8 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9745

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Plum Blossoms and Moon, from the album Fuji in Spring (Haru no Fuji)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1803 (Kyôwa 3)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17607, 21.10242

    Signed

    Gakyôjin Hokusai ga

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane (lot 492); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Lane, Hokusai: Life and Work (1989), pl. 39; Hillier, The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration (1980), pl. 35

    Dimensions

    Horizontal aiban; 21.8 x 32 cm (8 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10242

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Plum Tree with Wave Motifs from "Taiyô"

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Hakubunkan (Japanese)

    Place of Creation, Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Saunders, Le Japon Artistique (MFA, 2010), p. 117

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.2391

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Blossoming Plum Tree by a River

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Nagoya Design Association (Chûkyô zuan kai), Printed by Aichi Prefectural School of Industry (Aichi kenritsu kôgyô gakkô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation, Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Saunders, Le Japon Artistique (MFA, 2010), p. 118

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1603

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Flowering plum

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    dated 1915
    Wu Changshi (Chinese, 1842–1927 Chinese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Asiatic Curator's Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    126.5 x 33.7 cm (49 13/16 x 13 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    57.193

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on gold-flecked paper

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  • Plum Branches and Sun

    Japanese
    mid Meiji era
    late 19th century
    Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)

    Description

    Provenance

    1950 bequeathed to the Museum by Charles Bain Hoyt

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-108a

    Dimensions

    Image: 11.1 x 7.9 cm (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2157

    Medium or Technique

    Shikishi-shaped album leaf; lacquer on paper

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  • Pheasant on Plum

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 19th century
    Takakura Zaiko (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 106.9 x 44.4 cm (42 1/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8654

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no umezono), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 027 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.16751, 11.45659, 21.9453, 21.9454, 52.1420

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.33, pls. 184, 185; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #27; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.31

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 34 x 22.4 cm (13 3/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16751

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1856
    Attributed to Mori Bunrei (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    「丙辰春楔月 文禮図」

    Markings

    文士禮□

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kyoto-007

    Dimensions

    Image: 107.3 x 42.1 cm (42 1/4 x 16 9/16 in.) Overall: 199.5 x 60 cm (78 9/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8141

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Yoshida Shûran (Japanese, 1797–1866 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.5 x 31.9 cm (36 13/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8577

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Birds, Maple, Cherry

    Kyoto
    Okajima Seikô (Japanese, 1823–1877 Japanese)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 123.6 x 50.2 cm (48 11/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8556

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Crow On Cherry

    Kyoto
    Kubota Tosui (Japanese, 1841–1911 Japanese)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 123.4 x 50 cm (48 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8618

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Early 19th century
    Hirose Kain (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 102.6 x 35.2 cm (40 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8691

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Bird

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Kishi Ganryo (Japanese, 1798–1852 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    岸良写

    Markings

    岸良之印

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 104 x 35.5 cm (40 15/16 x 14 in.) Overall: 192 x 51.5 cm (75 9/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8177

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Waterfall and Cherry

    Taki ni sakura zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Eisen'in Michinobu (Japanese, 1730–1790)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-124-(2)

    Dimensions

    131.5 x 43.2 cm (51 3/4 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4432

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Sparrows and Cherry

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1839 (Tenpô 10)
    Koike Kyokukô (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 111.2 x 42.9 cm (43 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8011

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry and Trout

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    late 19th century
    Mochizuki Gyokusen (Japanese, 1834–1913)

    Description

    Signed

    Gyokusen 「玉泉㊞㊞」

    Markings

    「玉泉」

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 118.6 x 41.3 cm (46 11/16 x 16 1/4 in.) Overall: 182 x 65.5 cm (71 5/8 x 25 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8220

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Stream

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-19th century
    Kano Eigaku (Japanese, 1790–1867)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-296

    Dimensions

    Image: 154.2 x 350.4 cm (60 11/16 x 137 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4426

    Medium or Technique

    Six-panel folding screen; ink, color, and sprinkled gold on paper

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Peacocks

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Formerly attributed to Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590–1651)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-284

    Dimensions

    Image: 150.8 x 515.2 cm (59 3/8 x 202 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6626

    Medium or Technique

    Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

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  • Cherry Blossoms at Koganei, Tokyo

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era - Taisho era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Distributed by C.T. Mayers

    Place of Creation, Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.6328

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation, Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.18667

    Medium or Technique

    Hand color painted postcard; ink on card stock

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  • Birds with Cherry Blossoms, No. 6 from The Series 808

    Europe
    20th century
    Artist Unknown

    Place of Creation, Europe

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.19102

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

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  • View of Cherry Blossoms at Mukojima on the Sumida River, Tokyo

    Cherry Blossoms, Mukojima, Tokyo

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    about 1895
    Photographer Tamamura Kôzaburô (Japanese, born in 1856)

    Description

    Provenance

    Between 1980–1990, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, Chestnut Hill, MA; given to the MFA, Boston, June 23, 2004

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sharf No.: FASPUC1

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.5 x 24 cm (7 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Lender Accessory (Album Cover): 26.5 x 34.5 x 1.2 cm (10 7/16 x 13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.268.2

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, hand-tinted albumen print

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    Asia, Photography

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    Photographs, Albums

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  • Deer and Cherry Tree

    Shika zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1667
    Kano Tan'yû (Japanese, 1602–1674)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-038-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 143.7 x 80.4 cm (56 9/16 x 31 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4825

    Medium or Technique

    One from a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Oriole on a Branch of Mountain Cherry

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 雪?霞鋪水頭 占春顔色最風流

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Kodaira; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #368

    Dimensions

    Sanchôgake (1/3 of horizontal ôban); 24.8 x 12 cm (9 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9594

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Small Birds and Weeping Cherry

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.9716, 21.9717

    Inscription

    Poem: ...yamazakura

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

    Provenance

    Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 237, vertical chûban #29.02

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 27.2 x 19 cm (10 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9717

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry (Uso, shidarezakura), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.23022, 21.10229

    Inscription

    Haikai poem by the shamisen master Sugano Joyu II (1784-1841), poetry name Senraian Setsuman: Tori hitotsu/ nurete dekeri/ asa sakura 「鳥ひとつ 濡て出けり 朝さくら 雪万」(千来庵雪万=二代目菅野序遊)

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #367; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.04

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 18.7 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10229

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Cherry Trees at Kakise, Bungo Province (Bungo Kakise), from the series Selected Views of Japan (Nihon fûkei senshû)

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1923 (Taishô 12)
    Artist Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957), Publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 28 in the series.

    Signed

    Hasui

    Provenance

    1952, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernat to the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernat

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brown 2003, #109

    Dimensions

    Vertical aiban; 30.8 x 22.7 cm (12 1/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.492

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Varieties of Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period - Meiji era
    late 19th century
    Kôri (dates unknown)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 117.2 x 54.9 cm (46 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.) Overall: 201.9 x 74.9 cm (79 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8465

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Bird Perched on White Peach Branch

    Kohakuto zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kano Norinobu (Japanese, 1730–1790)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-016-(3)

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.7 x 36.5 cm (36 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4193

    Medium or Technique

    One of a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Long-tailed Bird Perched on Red Peach Branch

    Kohakuto zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kano Norinobu (Japanese, 1730–1790)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-016-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.7 x 36.5 cm (36 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4195

    Medium or Technique

    One of a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Long-tailed Bird and Peach Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th to first half of the 18th century
    Kano Minenobu (Japanese, 1662–1708 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-198

    Dimensions

    Image: 97.7 x 42.4 cm (38 7/16 x 16 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4245

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peach Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-102-(3)

    Dimensions

    Image: 117.5 x 45.2 cm (46 1/4 x 17 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6408

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peach Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)

    Description

    Inscription

    Artist signature: Chikanobu hitsu.

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-102-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 117.5 x 45.2 cm (46 1/4 x 17 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6410

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Blossoming Peach Tree

    Kohakuto zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Terunobu (Japanese, 1717–1763 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-019-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 117 x 45 cm (46 1/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6751

    Medium or Technique

    One from a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Blossoming Peach Tree

    Kohakuto zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Terunobu (Japanese, 1717–1763 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-019-(3)

    Dimensions

    Image: 116.5 x 44.5 cm (45 7/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6753

    Medium or Technique

    One from a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Peacock and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th century
    Attributed to Kiyohara Yukinobu (Japanese, 1643–1682 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-076-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 69.2 x 34.4 cm (27 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6860

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    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

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  • Peach Blossoms in Bloom at Nonaka Kannon Temple (Nonaka Kannon momohana sakari), from the series One Hundred Views of Osaka (Naniwa hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1860s (Bunkyû era)
    Artist Ichiyôsai Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Yoshitaki ga 芳瀧画

    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: 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 127; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #23-60; Osaka Castle Museum, Tokubetsuten Naniwa hyakkei (1995), #60

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 17.8 cm (9 5/8 x 7 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.35686

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Swallows, Peach Blossoms, and Moon

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1213, 21.6647

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 春来遍是桃花水 不辧仙源何處尋

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai Collector's seal: Wakai oyaji 改印: 極

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #2; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #1; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #7.3

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 36.8 x 17.7 cm (14 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6647

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • White-headed Bird and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 春来遍是桃花水 不辧仙源何處尋

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 34.3 x 11.1 cm (13 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8017

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Long-tailed Bird on Blossoming Peach

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8019 (Kawaguchiya), 21.8020 (Kawaguchiya), 21.8021 (later edition, no publisher’s mark)

    Inscription

    Poem: Ariake ya/ tori no osamaru/ momo no hana 有明や とりのおさまる 桃の花

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #276

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 35.1 x 12 cm (13 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8019

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Long-tailed Bird on Blossoming Peach

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8019 (Kawaguchiya), 21.8020 (Kawaguchiya), 21.8021 (later edition, no publisher’s mark)

    Inscription

    Poem: Ariake ya/ tori no osamaru/ momo no hana 有明や とりのおさまる 桃の花

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    September 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #276

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 35.4 x 11.6 cm (13 15/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8020

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Swallows and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: ... tsubame ya ...

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai Censor's seal: Tanaka Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 32.7 x 11 cm (12 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8060

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Swallows and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19979, 21.8487, 21.8488 (without rain), 50.19, 50.20

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 春来遍是桃花水 不辧仙源何處尋

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 33.5 x 7.5 cm (13 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8488

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Long-tailed Bird and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Karisome ni/ haete momo saku/ hatake kana かりそめに はへて桃さく はたけかな

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #130; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #85

    Dimensions

    Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 12.3 x 19.2 cm (4 13/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8619

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Bird and Peach Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.9686 (full color), 21.9687 (ink)

    Inscription

    Poem: ... hitotsu ... mura ni ... momo no hana

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame Artist's seal: kaô 改印: 極

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 22.5 x 16.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9686

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Bird on a branch of blossoming peach tree

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    about 1760
    Shen Quan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Helen S. Coolidge Fund - John Gardner Coolidge Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.716

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on silk

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  • Two birds on a flowering peach branch near a banana plant in snow

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    about 1760
    Shen Quan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Helen S. Coolidge Fund - John Gardner Coolidge Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.725

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on silk

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  • Branch of a Double Peach

    Branch of a Double Peach (Rameau de Pêcher double) (Pl. 17, Vth Livraison of Prévost, "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits peints d'après Nature", Paris, 1805)

    1805
    After Jean Louis Prevost (French, about 1760 and after 1810 French), Louis Charles Ruotte (French, 1754–about 1806 French)

    Place of Publication, Paris

    Description

    Provenance

    Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

    Credit Line

    Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 229; Nissen 1568

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 49.5 x 32 cm (19 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.) Sheet: 50 x 32.5 cm (19 11/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.265

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 030 (spring section) on the title page for the series. A copy of this print was made, as an oil painting, by Van Gogh.

    MFA impressions: 06.635, 11.2223, 11.20206, 11.35818, 11.45649, 21.10421

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.34, pls. 186-188; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #30; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.32

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 33.7 x 22 cm (13 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.635

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Long-tailed Bird on a Plum Branch

    Umeni onaga zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-18th century
    Kano Tanjô (Japanese, 1706–1756 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-056-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 81.6 x 23.8 cm (32 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4379

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum Tree and Birds

    Ume ni shokin zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-18th century
    Kano Tanjô (Japanese, 1706–1756 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-056-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 81.5 x 23.7 cm (32 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4380

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    Late 19th century
    Koun (Japanese Japanese)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 101.7 x 36.8 cm (40 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4658

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Hawk and Plum Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period - Meiji era
    Late 19th century
    Nakamura Banzan (Japanese, born in 1834 Japanese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 121 x 45 cm (47 5/8 x 17 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4666

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum Blossoms And Birds

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Isen'in Naganobu (Japanese, 1775–1828)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-162

    Dimensions

    Image: 85.8 x 34.5 cm (33 3/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6477

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum Blossoms and Sun

    Japanese
    Shiokawa Bunrin (Japanese, 1808–1877)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    Signed

    文麟写

    Markings

    麟□  温子

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 110.8 x 41.1 cm (43 5/8 x 16 3/16 in.) Overall: 188 x 62.5 cm (74 x 24 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8145

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

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  • Plum Blossoms and Sun

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Chuyo (Oki) Kangaku (Japanese, died in 1876 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 98.8 x 36.1 cm (38 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8408

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Plum Branch

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Nakajima Kayô (Japanese, 1813–1877 Japanese)

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 116.9 x 55.8 cm (46 x 21 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8409

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Bird and Plum

    Japanese
    mid-19th century
    Tomita Koei (Japanese Japanese)

    Object Place, Japan

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 107.6 x 42.8 cm (42 3/8 x 16 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8467

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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