Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp

鬼若丸と鯉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #112; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 49

Dimensions

Shikishiban diptych; 20.8 x 37 cm (8 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10400

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400

Translation of poem in King and Iwakiri (2007), p. 211.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôken Umeyo: Fune tomuru/ Wanibushiyama no/ arawakashû/ hirefuru koi wa/ mono no kazu ka wa
舟とむる 鰐渕山の あら若衆 ひれふる鯉ハ 物の数かは  青陽館梅世

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection