A Story of Han and Chu in Two Parts (Kanso ni ban no uchi): Parody of the Yellow Stone Elder (Kôsekikô)(above) and Chang Liang (Chôryô)(below)
「漢楚二番内 黄石公」 「漢楚二番内 張良」
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #46 (complete diptych); Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #76; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 29
Shikishiban diptych; 20 x 16.7 cm (7 7/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Upright diptych: 11.19906 (bottom), 11.19907 (top)
Poems translated in McKee 2008, p. 105.
Poem by Seigansha Ahomaru: Utai-me o/ tsurete ume-mi no/ modoribune/ hashi no tamoto mo/ kaoru harukaze
Poem by Chôsei'an Toshigomori: Norizome no/ funade ni sasou/ uta geisha/ ichi bu no hana ni/ senkin no haru
Poem by Nishijinsha Hatamori: Uguisu mo/ mada hatsuharu no/ utai-me ni/ najimi no usuki/ sode no ume ga ka
Poem by Sairaikyo: Mayu tsukuru/ yanagi beni sasu/ ume no hana/ hade ni yosoou/ haru no Saohime
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection