Ise Harbor: New Year of the Goat (Ise no tsu, hItsuji no haru)

「伊勢津 未春」

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6)
Artist Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #273 (second edition, with different subtitle but same poems); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 355

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20200

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of a pair, with 11.20201.
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 321.

Inscription

Poem by Oginoya: Itajiki ni/ fusu kokochi sen/ yarimizu no/ kôri ni yadoru/ haru no yo no tsuki

Poem by Yorozuyonoya: Okuru nimo/ mada hi tomosanu/ ume nareba/ hiuchiba no aru/ tori ya tsukemashi

Signed

Yanagawa Shigenobu
柳川重信

Markings

Artist's seal: Yanagawa

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