The Daughter of Tomoyasu (Tomoyasu no musume), from the series Three Beautiful Women (San bijin)

「三美人 倫寧娘」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1820 (Bunsei 3)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 44; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 377 (all 3 in series)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.4 x 19 cm (8 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21004

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems by Shûjutei Michitomo and Shakuyakutei.

Inscription

Poem by Shôjutei Michitomo: Harukaze no/ otozurenureba/ shiorido ni/ mimikosuri suru/ aoyagi no eda

Poem by Shakuyakutei: Ume ga ka no/ kayoeru kaze o/ machigao ni/ hashii yukashiki/ uguisu no koe

Signed

Shinsai
辰斎

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