Peacock and Peonies

牡丹に孔雀

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #6; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 72, 254; Rijksmuseum cat. IV (1984), p. 29, #33; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.6

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 38.5 x 17.2 cm (15 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21130

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1158, 11.2131, 11.21130, 11.39604, 21.7907

Inscription

Chinese poem
牡丹花冨貴者也 幽斎

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:極

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