White Cat Hissing at Its Reflection in a Black Lacquer Mirror Stand

鏡台に自分の姿を見て怒る猫

Japanese
Edo period
late 1820s–early 1830s
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Japanese Poetry Prints (Schoff Coll. cat., 2006), #49; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #68; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 63; Ukiyo-e taisei 9 (1931), #29

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.9 x 19 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.9298

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in McKee 2006, p. 142; and Mirviss w/ Carpenter 2000, p. 116.

Inscription

Poem by Shôjô Nomimasu: Ada nari to/ mizute nokiba ni/ yukikayou/ hito ni wa toku na/ hana no shitahimo

Poem by Sankyôrô Noritaka: Nomi akasu/ sake/yori wa mazu/ hana ni yoite/ chiru ichirin n/o kata ni kakareru

Poem by [Nan?]tei Miuo: Senkin no/ atai/no/haru/ni/ zare uta no/ hana ni isshu mo/ idenu wabishisa
あたなりと うすて附はに 行通ふ ひとにはとくな 花のしたひも  猩猩呑升
のみ明す さけよりハ先 花に酔て 遅る一りんの かたにかゝれる  山橋楼範高
千金の 価の春に され歌の 花に一しゅも いてぬ詫しさ  _亭美魚

Signed

Gakutei
岳亭

Markings

Artist's seal: Shima
Printer's mark: Tani Seikô

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection