Carp in Water
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #126; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #335
Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 384.
Poem by Bunshûrô Tomoyoshi: Sakura saku/ kage mabayushi to/ kazashitaru/ ôgi no fuji mo/ hana no shirayuki
Poem by Bunkarô Kiyomaru: Toki o ete/ sora e mo nobore/ ô to yobu/ hana no shitayuku/ edogawa no koi
Poem by Bumbunsha: Tatsu to naru/ ikioi misete/ Sumidagawa/ utsureru hana no/ kumo ni iru koi
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