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Falcon on a Perch

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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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Goshawk Standing on a Perch

Korean, Joseon dynasty, 16th century

  • Attributed to Yi Am, Korean, 1507–1566
Catalogue Raisonné

Tung WU, Tales from the Land of Dragons: 1000 years of Chinesse painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1997, pp. 219-220 & color plates on pp. 110-111


Image: 98.1 x 54.2 cm (38 5/8 x 21 5/16 in.) Overall: 72.3 cm (28 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink, color, and gold on silk