Chinese Poetry, from the series Three Arts for the Sugawara Group (Sugawara sanseki)

「菅原三席」 漢詩

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #79; another design in the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #40

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.5 x 18.8 cm (8 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20479

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 112.

Inscription

Poem by Shuntei Kurabeuma: Uguisu o dai shite tsukuru karauta ni suzuri no kôri kudaku kakizome

Poem by Umenoto Wakauma of Mito: Hi no moto no/ fuji no sugata wa/ futsuka no yo/ morokoshi bito mo/ yume ni miruran

Poem by Setsudô Hanakatsuya: Yamatai o/ oshieshi kumo ya/ haminuran/ kesa uguisu no/ utau karauta

Signed

Gakutei
岳亭

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