Eagle on a Rock

Eagle
Shichô zu byôbu
鷙鳥図屏風

Japanese
Edo period
17th century
Soga Nichokuan (Japanese, active about 1625–1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 7, pg. 134: no. 119 (2)

Dimensions

151.7 x 348.6cm (59 3/4 x 137 1/4in.)

Accession Number

11.6912

Medium or Technique

One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on paper

Out on Loan

On display at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, February 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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