Minamoto no Yoriyoshi Striking a Rock with His Bow and Drawing Water

源頼義

Japanese
Edo period
1810s
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Same subject, by Gakutei: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #26

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.1 x 17.6 cm (7 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20761

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1959, 11.20761 (different poems)

Commissioned by the Taikogawa poetry group.

Signed

Shinsai

辰斎

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