Eggplants, from an untitled series of Three Lucky Dreams
初夢三番 茄子 （複製）
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1820s design
After Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #76; the original: vol. 1, #137; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #33; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #24
Shikishiban; 21.6 x 18.3 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Group B copy.
MFA impressions, both reproductions: 11.30427, 17.1453
Poems translated in Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, p. 169.
門おほくけふ年礼のせハしさハ 初夢つけをおくるとし玉 省園竹世
うつくしくかすむあしたもはつゆめの なすの色にハおよはさりけり 三寸亭草美
Poems by Suzumeen Takeyo and Sanzuntei Kusami
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection