The Main Shrine (Hongû), from the series Souvenirs of Enoshima (Enoshima kikô)

「江島記行 本宮」

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #60; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #150

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.1 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19822

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, gold, silver, and mica on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Spring kyôka surimono for the Manji poetry club.
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 181.

Inscription

Poem by Shinshûtei Shigekado of Morioka: Hamaguri o/ tsukeishi byôbu ni/ hariokeru/ uta no suzume mo/ kasumu asanagi

Poem by Shinshôtei Sanenori of Morioka, presently in Edo: Haruwakami/ kasumu byôbu no/ enoshimaya/ toiro mada usuki/ ume sakuragai

蛤を つけし屏風に はりおける うたの雀も 霞む 朝凪

春わかみ 霞む屏風の 江のしまや 色また 薄き 梅桜貝

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