Silver Pheasants (Hakkan), 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), #225 (first edition?) and #227 (this edition); Keyes, The Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat.), vol. 2 (1985), p. 433, #11 (first edition)
Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 38.5 cm (10 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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