Eguchi, from the series Nô Plays for the Hanazono Club (Hanazono yôkyoku bantsuzuki)

「花園謡曲番続 江口」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1820 (Bunsei 3)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Japanese Poetry Prints (Schoff Coll. cat., 2006), #42; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #47; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 51

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.2 cm (8 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20611

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in McKee 2006, p. 129; and Mirviss w/ Carpenter 2000, p. 94,

Inscription

Poem by Suikyôtei Baikei: Utsukushiki/ ume o mikakete/ uguisu mo/ kari no yadori o/ tanomu naruran

Poem by Renkidô Kazumasa: Haru no yo no/ kari no yadori ni/ ukareme no/ sugata no yanagi/ koto no ha no hana

Poem by Shunyûtei Baimei: Utsukushi ya/ hana no sugata no/ fugenzô/ asahi nobe ni no/ niou kuchibiru
美しき 梅をみかけて 鶯も かりの宿りを たのむなるらん  水鏡亭梅景
はるのよの かりの宿りに うかれめの 姿の柳 ことのはの花  連亀堂員益
美しや 花の姿の 普賢像 朝日の紅の にほふ唇  春友亭梅明

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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