A Good Time to Put on New Clothes (Kisohajime yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 きそはしめよし」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #296; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #93; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #120; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #158a, b; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 189

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.4 x 18 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1906

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 221; and Polster & Marks 1980, p. 187.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûsuitei Sodezumi: Hito yori mo/ kesa ichi hayaku/ murasaki no/ kasumi ki somuru/ haru no yamahime

Poem by Senryûtei of Sendai: Kisomenuru/ kasumi no kinu mo/ nuihaku no/ kinshi ya hikaru/ michinoku no yama
柳水亭袖住
人よりもけさいち 早く紫の霞着 そむる春の山姫
 千柳亭
着そめぬる 霞のきぬも 縫箔の 金糸やひかる みちのくの山

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