Stone (Ishi), from the series Three Pictures for a Children's Hand Game (Osana asobi ken sanbantsuzuki no uchi)

「稚遊拳三番続之内 石」

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #126; Forrer, Surimono (2013), #263; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #427; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #31; Dai Hokusai ten (1993), p. 198, surimono #112; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #201

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.8 x 18.4 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20413

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A Meiji-era reproduction of this design: RES.53.135.

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 229.

Inscription

Poem by Rakuseian: Harugeshiki/ tsukuru bon-e no/ ishi hitotsu/ karade kototaru/ otsukuba no yama

Poem by Sekijôsha Mitose: Wagôjin/ waraisomureba/ ishi o mote/ tsukurishi yama mo/ haru wa uruou

Poem by Shakusôan: Murasaki ni/ kasumeba kore mo/ genjina no/ komoru suna mote tsukuru ishiyama
「春けしきつくる盆絵の石ひとつ からてことたるをつくはの山 楽聖庵」
「和合神わらひそむれハ石をもて つくりし山も春はうるはふ 石上舎三年」
「むらさきに霞めはこれも源氏名の こもる砂もてつくる石山 鵲巣庵」

Signed

Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu, with kakihan
北斎改為一筆

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