Takao, from the series A Set of Three Courtesans (Yûkun sanban tsuzuki)

「遊君三番続 高尾」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #119; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 134

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.25448

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 242.

Inscription

Poem by Kyôkyôen Umekado: Misao aru/ matsu no kurai wa/ senkin no/ haru ni mo ikade/ iro o kau beki

Signed

Hokkei

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