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

Accession Number

21.9268

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection