Orchid (Raran), Hibiscus (Shôdenkô), Saw-wort (Gomokukô), and Red-billed Blue Magpie (Sanjaku), No. 28 from the series Plants and Trees, Flowers and Birds (Sômoku kachô zue)
「来蘭 照殿紅 五木香 艸木華鳥図会 山鶓 二十八」
1878 (Meiji 11)
Artist Gyôzan (Japanese, active late 19th century)
Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 25.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
This sheet was self-published by the artist, according to the information in the lower left margin.
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