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Peacock in Cherry Tree

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Provenance

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, first half of the 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Kano-425-(1)

Dimensions

Image: 158 x 178 cm (62 3/16 x 70 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.6392a

Medium or Technique

Panel (fusuma); ink and color on wood, with engraved handle

Collections

Asia

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