Spring Poems (Shun'ei): Votive Painting of the Armor-pulling Scene (Kusazuribiki)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #330
Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 375.
Poem by Gyokkôrô Issen: Isamashiki/ yama no hitai wa/ mizuhiki no/ kasumi o ideshi/ haru no Asaina
Poem by Danshûrô Enba: Manten ni/ na o mo ageha no/ yoroichô/ nodoka ni ume mo/ niou Tokimune
Hasegawa Kyûzô hitsu, ôjû Katsu Kyûko Shuntei ga
Artist's seal: Kakihan
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