A Poetry Gathering at Night

俳諧席の戻り (塀の内外)

Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 60; Ukiyo-e taikei 4 (1975), #s 259-261; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 1644-6


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 24.4 cm (14 11/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.14949 (left), 11.14950 (center), 11.14951 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14949-51, 21.7365-7


Kubo Shunman ga (on right sheet), Shôsadô Kubo Shunman ga (on center sheet), Shôsadô Shunman ga (on left sheet)

窪俊満画  尚左堂窪俊満画  尚左堂俊満画


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)

[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