Women's Gagaku Concert under Cherry Blossoms: Biwa, from the series Pentaptych for the Hisakataya Poetry Club (Hisakataya gobantsuzuki)

「久かた屋五ばんつゞき」 桜下美人雅楽 琵琶

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #2; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #90; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #240b; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 53 (complete)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 22 x 18.8 cm (8 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4994.5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19867, 2009.4994.5

The complete pentaptych (order uncertain): 11.18964-8 (complete); 2009.4994.2-5 (four sheets only)

Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980), pp. 49-49A.

From a partially disassembled album, 2009.4994.1-.10

Inscription

Poem by Gachoan Michitane: Hana no moto/ no kangen ni tsurete/ tanzaku mo/ harukaze ni mau/ miyoshino no yama

Poem by Hisakataya: Môsen ni/ hana ni san rin/ harukaze no/ harau to otosu/ biwa no ikkyoku
花のもとの管弦につれて短さくも はる風にまふによしのゝ山

もせんに花に三りん春風の はらうとおとす琵琶の一曲

Signed

Gakutei hitsu
岳亭筆

Credit Line

Source unidentified