MFA impressions: 00.1950, 11.26065 Poem translated in Keyes 1984, p. 104.
Poem by Ryûkaen: Issun mo tosanu fû no sabakiyaku sakura wa haru no hana no zagashira.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, 1836 (Tenpô 7)
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #82; Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 154, pl. 41
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper