The Three Famous Scenic Views (Sankei no uchi): No. 1, Matsushima: Shunzei

「三景の内 松島 其一 俊成」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833 (Tenpô 4)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #57 (C only); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #s 151-2 (R and C only); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 157 (R and L only)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.24963

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center); no virtual record

MFA impressions: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center) (photographed separately, no virtual record); 21.10401-3 (photographed together)

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 182.

Inscription

Poem by Shunzei: Tachikaeri/ mata mo kite min/ matsushima ya/ ojima no toma ya/ nami ni arasu na

Poem by Hinokien Umeaki: Matsushima no/ matsu to hedate no/ hatsugasumi/ ama ga nareginu/ hosu ka tomo miru

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