Goddess Drawing a Bow
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #98; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #336
Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.3 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.20412, 34.328
Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 198; and Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 385.
Poem by Shôshôen (Komatsuen) Harundo: Hatsuyume o/ mitaru ashita no/ yumi no tsuru/ iza hanasabaya/ taka no ha no soya
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