Goddess Drawing a Bow

弓を引く女神

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #98; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #336

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.3 cm (8 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.328

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20412, 34.328

Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 198; and Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 385.

Inscription

Poem by Shôshôen (Komatsuen) Harundo: Hatsuyume o/ mitaru ashita no/ yumi no tsuru/ iza hanasabaya/ taka no ha no soya

Signed

Katsushika Taito
葛飾戴斗

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter