Suehiro of the Ôgiya with New Year's Gifts (Toshidama no Ôgiya uchi Suehiro), No. 1 from the series Views of Naka-no-chô for the Hisakataya Club (Hisakataya Naka-no-chô no ichi)

「久かた屋 仲の町の一 年玉の 扇や内 末広」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #89; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 7.(1); Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #242a-e

Dimensions

Shikishiban pentaptych; 21 x 93.9 cm (8 1/4 x 36 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19874, 11.19876-9

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.19874 (R), 11.19876 (L), 11.19877 (C), 11.19878 (CL), 11.19879 (CR); virtual record: 11.19874, 11.19876-9

Inscription

(1)
Poem by Seikaitei Kamehito: Shimari yoki/ ômon-guchi o/ kaname nite/ Ôgiya chô mo/ hiraku hatsumise
Poem by Sawanoya ...
(2)
Poem by Suihôtei Komatsu: Yuki no hada/ kyaku ni tsumasete/ hatsuharu wa/ torihaya saruru/ Wakanaya no kimi
Poem by Hisakataya: Yuki wakete/ tsumeru wakanaya/ wakakusa ni/ nurete tanoshiki/ haru no koromode
(3)
Poem by Amanoya Wakashiba: Hatsusora ni/ ha o nosu hata no/ Tsuruya tote/ hari no tsuyoki wa/ kono sato no kaze
Poem by Hisakataya: Towazu to mo/ tsuruya to shiruki/ oiran no/ ôtori hata ni/ ayumu nenrei
(4)
Poem by Fukuchatei Shimemaru: Matsubaya no/ midori toyoburu/ kamuro made/ haru wa hitoshio/ iro tsukinikeri
Poem by Kajitsutei Tokiwa: Kadonami ni/ taterarete yoi/ nenrai no/ hafuri o misuru/ Matsubaya no kimi
(5)
Poem by Minokame Osamaru: Hatsukai no/ mama itsuzuke o/ shikai nami/ Shizuka Tamaya no/ yoru no harusame
Poem by Hisakataya: Nakanomachi/ kyaku no atama o/ hitofude ni/ yoku kakisome no/ Tamaya miruran

(四)
松葉やの ミとりと呼る かふろまて 春ハひとしほ いろつきにけり  福茶亭注連丸
門なみに たてられてよき 年礼の はふりをミする まつはやの君  花実亭常盤
(五)
初買の 儘ゐつゝけを 四海浪 しつか玉やの 夜の春雨  簑亀尾佐丸
仲の町 客のあたまを 一筆に よくかきそめの 玉やミゆらん  久かた屋

Signed

Gakutei Sadaoka
岳亭定岡

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection