Calligraphy, No. 3 from the series The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga)

「琴棋書画 其三」 書

Japanese
Edo period
late 1810s
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #62

Dimensions

21.1 x 28.3 cm (8 5/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20500

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Tôroan Shôsai:Torisomuru/ fude ni en'yû/ mono nareba/ fumi konomu ki no/ uta ya kakunan
Poem by Seigadai Jyôhô: Karaguni no/ moji no hajime ka/ Ô-Edo ni/ yoriamari aru/ haru no shimenawa
Poem by Shichijûshiou Sô Sonchiku: Sasakani no/ ito mo medetaki/ haru no fumi/ chirashi kakinaru/ hime uji no kuni
とりそむる 筆にえん有 ものなれハ ふミ好む木の うたや書なん  桃露あん松歳
から国の 文字のはしめか 大江戸に よりあまりある 春のしめ縄  青峨台乗方
さゝかにの いともめてたき 春のふミ さらしかきなる 姫氏の国  七十四翁 窓村竹

Signed

Harunobu
春信

Markings

Printer's seal: Nobukane

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