Miotsukushi, from an untitled series of The Tale of Genji

源氏物語 澪標

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836–37 (Tenpô 7–8)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #122; other prints in the series: Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #93 (Wakamurasaki); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 268 (Eawase)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.2 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19814

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19814, 21.9268

Another print in the series (Hahakigi): 11.25447

Inscription

Akashi made mo/ kasumi no umi ni/ mioshirushi/ tateru naniwa no/ eni ha fukashi na
Rokujuan Fukumaro
Uguisu no/ mefu hanagasa yo/ harusame no/ tamino no shima no/ nani hagakure su
Kichôdô
明石まても 霞の海に ミをしるし たてるなにはの えにハふかしな  鹿寿庵ふく麿
鶯のめふはな笠よはる雨の 田蓑の嶋の なにはがくれす  _長堂

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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