Right Team, Round Two: The Sword Little Crow (Migi niban, Kogarasumaru), from the series Contest of Treasures (Takara awase)

「宝合 右二番 小烏丸」

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #117

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20606

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20606 (full color), 11.25466 (key block, without poems)

Inscription

Poem by Ittai no Kimame: Kashimashiku/ odori idasu mo/ kami isame/ haru no hinode no/ karasu-mantô

Poem by Shôsai Kakuô: Hatsu hinode/ karasu-mantô/ kazukeru wa/ sate mo yoi ko no/ haru no nigiwai

Poem by Kameya Kamemaru: Osanago no/ mamori no suzu o/ furi-tatete/ odoru kashima no/ kami no yo no haru

Signed

Aoigaoka Hokkei
葵岡北渓

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