Kamata, from the series Souvenirs of Enoshima, a Set of Sixteen (Enoshima kikô, jûrokuban tsuzuki)

「十六番続 江島記行 蒲田」

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #128

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 17.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19807

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Spring kyôka surimono for the Manji poetry club.
Poem translated in Carpenter et al. 2008, p. 250.

Inscription

Poem by Genchôtei Fusako: Miro hito to/ hakobu nioi to/ sode surite/ ume ga Kamata wa/ hana ni nigiwau

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