Pentaptych: 11.19809 (CR), 11.19833 (R), 11.19834 (C), 11.19835 (CL), 11.19836 (L) Poems for this sheet (CR) translated in McKee 2006, p. 155.
Poem by Saiseitei Nanao: Hanamushiro/ mazu shikishima no/ michi hiraki/ isamashiki ka ya/ ume no shitakaze Poem by Sekigentei Namio: Chihayaburu/ kamiyo o ima mo/ monogatari/ tari fusoku naki/ tori no ganjitsu 花＿ まつしきしまの みちひらき いさましき香や 梅の下風 祭星亭七雄 千早振 神代を今も 物かたり たりふそくなき 鳥の元日 石原亭濤雄
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, 1820s
- Artist Totoya Hokkei, Japanese, 1780–1850
McKee, J. Poetry Prints (Schoff cat., 2006), #54; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #44; Mirviss, Frank Lloyd Wright Coll. (1995), #122; Rijksmus., The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #63; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 183
Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.4 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper