Minamoto no Yoritomo, from the series Twenty-four Generals for the Katsushika Circle (Katsushika nijûshishô)
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #29, and p. 116, #18 (article on the series by Kok); another print in the series: Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #39
Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.2 cm (8 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 155.
Poem by Renpûsha Takichika, Sunpu (Shizuoka area): Nodoka naru/ kasumi no ito ya/ nuitatete/ tsuru no kegoromo/ ikuyo kinuran
Poem by Bôgetsurô Komahiko: Fuji ga ne no/ kasumeru sora ni/ chiyotsuru no/ itadaki akaki/ hatsuhi mabayuki
Poem by Shôkeisha Chiyohiko: Maizuru no/ kogane no fuda mo/ hirahira to/ hikari nodokeki/ hatsuharu no sora
Artist's seal: Sadaoka
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