Blue (Aoi), from the series Five Colors (Goshiki no uchi)

「五色の内 青」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1820 (Bunsei 3)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #299; another print in the series (Yellow): McKee 2008, #121

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.37

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 346.

Inscription

Poem by Ekinsha Kohagi: Ningyô yori/ tsukau sugata no/ ugomeku wa/ koshi no yanagi no/ ito ya hikuran

Signed

Shinsai
辰斎

Provenance

1951, gift of Louis W. Black to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Louis W. Black