Spring Poems (Shun'ei): Votive Painting of the Armor-pulling Scene (Kusazuribiki)

「春詠」 草摺引の額

Japanese
Edo period
late 1810s
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824), After Hasegawa Kyûzô (Japanese, 1568–93)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #330

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20059

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 375.

Inscription

Poem by Gyokkôrô Issen: Isamashiki/ yama no hitai wa/ mizuhiki no/ kasumi o ideshi/ haru no Asaina

Poem by Danshûrô Enba: Manten ni/ na o mo ageha no/ yoroichô/ nodoka ni ume mo/ niou Tokimune

Signed

Hasegawa Kyûzô hitsu, ôjû Katsu Kyûko Shuntei ga
長谷川久蔵筆 応需勝汲壺春亭画

Markings

Artist's seal: Kakihan

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