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Hawk Chasing a Raccoon-Dog

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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

Hawk and Fox

Japanese, Edo period, 17th century

  • Formerly attributed to Soga Nichokuan, Japanese, active about 1625–1660
Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 7, pg. 135: no. 122


120.5 x 52.3 cm (47 7/16 x 20 9/16 in.) (height x width)

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Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, light color, and gold on paper