The Three Famous Scenic Views (Sankei no uchi): No. 1, Matsushima: Shunzei
「三景の内 松島 其一 俊成」
about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #57 (C only); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #s 151-2 (R and C only); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 157 (R and L only)
Shikishiban; 21 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
Triptych: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center); no virtual record
MFA impressions: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center) (photographed separately, no virtual record); 21.10401-3 (photographed together)
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 182.
Poem by Shunzei: Tachikaeri/ mata mo kite min/ matsushima ya/ ojima no toma ya/ nami ni arasu na
Poem by Hinokien Umeaki: Matsushima no/ matsu to hedate no/ hatsugasumi/ ama ga nareginu/ hosu ka tomo miru
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