Gray Starling (Hakutô-ô) in Loquat Tree, reprinted from the album Kaihaku raikin zui (A Compendium of Pictures of Birds Imported from Overseas)
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824)
RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #26 (first edition?) and #230 (this edition); Keyes, The Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat.), vol. 2 (1985), p. 433, #13 (first edition)
Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 38.2 cm (10 3/8 x 15 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.1160, 21.5787
Later edition, with added signatures and seals, of designs from an album first published in 1789 and reprinted in 1793.
The intact book: 53.453
Artist's seal: Kitao Masayoshi
June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection