Biwa with brocade cover and potted adonis plant.
Ryuryukyo Shinsai ga 柳々居辰斎画
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, early 1800s
- Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai, Japanese, 1764?–1820
Another print in the series: Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #59
13.9 x 18.8 cm (5 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper