Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 136.
Poem by Shûseitei Tsutaki: Benkei mo/ osanaki haru no/ fude-hajime/ Naniwazu niou/ aojiku no ume Poem by Shûhaien Akaki: Minazuru no/ chiyo no tameshi o/ hikizome no/ himekomatsu ni mo/ kayou koto no ne Poem by Shûchôdô: Mikaikô/ Naniwa no haru no/ tsumagoto ni/ kyô uguisu no/ utau umegae
Keisai Eisen ga 渓斎英泉画
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, 1829 (Bunsei 12)
- Artist Keisai Eisen, Japanese, 1790–1848
Carpenter et al., Reading Surimono (2008), #10; Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 24; another print in the series: Kôbe Mus., Western Blue/Seiyô no ai (2007), #108
Shikishiban; 20.9 x 17.9 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper