Tomoe Gozen and Fan Kuai

巴御前と樊噲

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #63; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #74

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19872

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 188.

Inscription

Poem by Asaka Katsumi: Hakuoki no/ kenbu toya min/ isamu kora/ ga kazaru ningyô/ mo kômon no kai

Poem by Hokusô (Baikô Kitamado or Umeyoshi): Noborie no/ shôki ni nitaru/ hankai mo/ tate naru oni o/ hishigu sama miya

Poem by Mochizuki Kagenari: Shôbugusa/ ôsakazuki ni/ kage ukete/ tomoegawara e/ sasu mo medetaki

Signed

Gakutei Sadaoka ga

岳亭定岡画

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