Chinese Sage and Crane, from the series Lives of the Taoist Immortals (Ressenden bangumi)

「列仙伝番組」 仙人と鶴 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1810s design
After Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #52; the original: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #90

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.6 x 18.8 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5127

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group A copy.

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 217.

Inscription

Poem by Bairintei Matsukage: Haru no hi to/ tomo ni ashi sae/ nagakariki/ tsuru no maki-e no/ jûzume no dai

Poem by Hyakutensha Baichô: Ôzora no/ hoshi to miredomo/ saki-niou/ ume denakereba/ yo ga akenu nari

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

Between 1985 and 1995, gift of Pauline Epstein (d. 1995) to her daughter and son-in law, Barbara and Michael Stedman; 2009, gift of Barbara and Michael Stedman to the MFA. (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael and Barbara Stedman in memory of Pauline Epstein