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Genji monogatari, Sekiya, Eawase, Matsukaze

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鷹図は、タイトルが、源氏物語の「関屋」「絵合」「松風」で、 歌が   和玉亭喜常  「はゝ鷹の 宿れる松の下蕨 なれがちひさき 手にはすわらし」      新橋亭  「夢あはせあはずも うれしうらゝかな 空とる春の 草房の鷹」      寶(宝)船亭夢吉  「初夢の鷹も人にははなさじと のびをするにもにき(ぎ)るうれしさ」    と読めます。詳しくは、来日までに調べてみます。                                名児耶明 Information received from Nagoya Akira (Kyoritsu Joshidaigaku), August 30th, 2004.


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century


Shikishiban; 20.1 x 17.9 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic powder on paper