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No. 1 (Sono ichi): Empres Jingû, from the series Triad of Martial Valor (Buyû sanban tsuzuki)

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Triptych: 53.2733-5 53.2733 (right), 53.2734 (center), 53.2735 (left)

Inscription

Hi no moto no/ ume no kaori no/ tsuyo yumi ni/ morokoshibito no/ hana mo tashikeri Katagami Koreneba Chihayaburu/ kami no yashiro e/ hatsu haru no/ ehômairi ya/ uguisu no koe Washutei Nomiyasu ひのもとの 梅の薫りの つよ弓に もろこし人の はなもたしけり  型上是粘 ちはやふる 神のやしろへ 初春の 恵方まゐりや うくいすの声  和酒亭呑安

Signed

Shôkôsai Shôkyûko Shuntei ga

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse

Japanese, Edo period, 1820 (Bunsei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

King & Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #84; Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 12; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #109; another in the series: Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #26

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.4 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.2733

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints