Oleander (Kyôchikutô), Gardenia (Sanshishibana), Lychnis (Sengeô, = Sennôge?), Flycatcher (Hitaki), No. 16 (?) from the series Plants and Trees, Flowers and Birds (Sômoku kachô zue)
「来竹桃 山梔子花 仙花翁 艸木華鳥図会 鶲 十六」
Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.1 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series seems to have two designs numbered 16; see also 11.37156.
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