The Sleeping Dragon Plum Tree in the Plum Garden in Tokyo (Tôkyô ume yashiki garyûbai), from the series Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Sanjûrokkasen)
「三十六花撰 東京 梅屋敷臥龍梅」
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 23.5 cm (14 1/3 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 01 in the series.
MFA impressions: 01.7335.2, 11.30549, 11.38219 (creped)
Censor's seal: Tiger 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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