The Daughter of Tomoyasu (Tomoyasu no musume), from the series Three Beautiful Women (San bijin)
about 1820 (Bunsei 3)
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)
Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 44; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 377 (all 3 in series)
Shikishiban; 21.4 x 19 cm (8 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems by Shûjutei Michitomo and Shakuyakutei.
Poem by Shôjutei Michitomo: Harukaze no/ otozurenureba/ shiorido ni/ mimikosuri suru/ aoyagi no eda
Poem by Shakuyakutei: Ume ga ka no/ kayoeru kaze o/ machigao ni/ hashii yukashiki/ uguisu no koe
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