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Pheasant and Chrysanthemums

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MFA impressions: 06.1199, 11.21125, 21.7927. Copy by Hasegawa Sadanobu: 21.7928.


Poem: Kiku no ka ya/ fukumeru tsuyu no/ chiru tabi ni 菊の香や ふくめる露の ちる度に


Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆


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, about 1832 (Tenpô 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Honolulu 1991, p. 118, #VI-4; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 82, 258; Rijksmuseum cat. IV (1984), pp. 29-30, #34; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #8.2


Ôtanzaku; 36.6 x 16.1 cm (14 7/16 x 6 1/3 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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