(Manga zukô) Gunchô gaei (A Swarm of Butterflies: Pictures by Itchô)
Colophon: 1778 (An'ei 7); Preface: 1769 (Meiwa 6)
After Hanabusa Itchô (Japanese, 1652–1724), Artist Suzuki Rinshô, Author of preface Tôkô Genrin, Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)
Overall: 27.1 x 18.2 cm (10 11/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
woodblock printed book; ink on paper
Not On View
2 other publishers also indicated.
artist: Suzuki Rinshô sensei hitsu; author: Rinshô sensei san; author of preface: Tôkô Genrin sen
鈴木隣松先生筆; 隣松先生簒; 東江源鱗撰
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)
 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