A Good Time for the First Playing of an Instrument (Hikisome yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 ひきそめよし」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #299; Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 62, pl. 17; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #164

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.2 x 17.6 cm (7 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1896

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1984, p. 56.

Inscription

Poem by Shôchitei Enson: Saohime no/ kyô taimen no/ hikidemono/ hiku samisen mo/ harukoma no uta

Poem by Jinjôtei: Hikisomuru/ kasumi no ito no/ nagauta mo/ haru wa kokoro no/ hana no tanemaki

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds