Kamakura Udaijin, from the series Warriors as Six Poetic Immortals (Buke Rokkasen)

「武家六歌仙 鎌倉右大臣」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #81

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.8 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20496

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 113.

Inscription

Poem by Bunchinsha Kanio: Mononofu no/ yanami tsukurô/ kadomatsu ni/ arare komon no/ medatsu kamishimo

Poem by Bumbunsha: Toshi no nada/ koe kishi kesa no/ harukaze ni/ nami no yoru miyu/ noki no aoyagi

Signed

Gakutei
岳亭

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