Sôjô Henjô, from the series Precious Children Imitating the Six Poetic Immortals (Fûryû kodakara Rokkasen)

「風流子宝六歌仙 僧正遍照」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #87; Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #172.3 (no photo), other prints in the series: cat. nos. 273-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.4 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17782

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Na ni medete/ oreru bakari zo/ ominaeshi/ ware ochiniki to/ hito no kataru na

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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