Decorative Paper with Design of Chrysanthemums
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Yokohama Mus. of Art, Fascinating J. Woodcut Prints (2014), #29
Horizontal ôban; 38 x 51 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The design is continuous, both top to bottom and right to left.
The photo in the Yokohama catalogue is upside down with respect to this one (and vice versa).
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)
 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