Butterfly and Morning Glory

Asagao yucho
朝顔遊蝶

Japanese
Meiji era
mid–1880s
Oka Fuhô (Baikei) (Japanese, 1869–1940)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Modern-044

Dimensions

Image: 58.9 x 39.4 cm (23 3/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.6400

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Baikei
梅溪

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