No. 3, Lin Zhong (Rinchû), from the series Five Tiger Generals of the Suikoden (Suikoden goko shôgun)

「水滸伝五虎将軍 其三 林冲」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #76; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 10(3); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Mus. cat., 1984), cat. no. 37; Rijksmus. cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #245b

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19858

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.19856 (right), 11.19857 (center right), 11.19858 (center), 11.19859 (left), 11.20477 (center left)

MFA impressions: 11.19858, 2009.4994.0

Inscription

Shihôhai/ sukure wa ume no/ uguisu mo/ minami ni mukite/ hoshiyautauru
Hongosui Atonari
Tsuki hi hoshi/ mitsu no ashita ya/ saku ume no/ hana no miyako no/ uguisu no koe
Morinoya Nakatsura

四方拝 すくれは梅の 鶯も ミなミにむきて ほしや唱ふる  反故推跡成
月日ほし ミつのあしたや さく梅の  花のミやこの 鶯の声  杜の屋仲貫

Signed

Gakutei Sadaoka hitsu

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