The Hall of Immortality (Chôseiden)

長正殿

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #129; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #37; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #138; Egoyomi et surimono (Werner Schindler Bienne Coll. Cat., 1983), cat. no. 104

Dimensions

Shikishiban, upright diptych; 42.5 x 18.3 cm (16 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10399

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: 11.19634, 21.10399

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 170.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Meoto naka/ mutsumajizuki no/ hatsuyume ni/ miru mo medetaki/ kyûden rôkaku

Poem by Kagendô Tsugiho: Chôsei no/ kusuri ni toso no/ sakazuki o/ ware nimo atai/ senkin no haru
長生の薬にこそのさかつきを 我にも価千金の春  花源洞継穂
夫婦中むつまし月のはつ夢に ミるもめてたき宮殿楼閣  青陽館梅世

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

May 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Ito; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection