No. 1 (Sono ichi): Empres Jingû, from the series Triad of Martial Valor (Buyû sanban tsuzuki)

「武勇三番続 其一」 神宮皇后

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3)
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824)


Catalogue Raisonné

King & Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #84; Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 12; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #109; another in the series: Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #26

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.4 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.2733

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 53.2733 (right), 53.2734 (center), 53.2735 (left); VR: 53.2733-5

Inscription

Poem by Katagami Koreneba: Hi no moto no/ ume no kaori no/ tsuyo yumi ni/ morokoshibito no/ hana mo tashikeri
Poem by Washutei Nomiyasu: Chihayaburu/ kami no yashiro e/ hatsu haru no/ ehômairi ya/ uguisu no koe
ひのもとの 梅の薫りの つよ弓に もろこし人の はなもたしけり  型上是粘
ちはやふる 神のやしろへ 初春の 恵方まゐりや うくいすの声  和酒亭呑安

Signed

Shôkôsai Shôkyûko Shuntei ga

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse