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No. 15, Bengalese Finch and Peonies (Jûshimatsu, botan), from the series Forty-eight Hawks Drawn from Life (Shô utsushi yonjû-hachi taka)

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MFA impressions: 11.17462, 11.17463, 20.433, 20.434, RES.54.188.38


Sûgakudô shujin 嵩岳堂主人


Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark Artist's seal: Sûgaku


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

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #390


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Medium or Technique

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