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Shamisen, No. 1 (Sono ichi) from the series The Three Musical Instruments (Sankyoku)

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.20488 is left sheet. MFA impressions: 00.1932, 11.20483 Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 165.

Inscription

Poem by Saieitei Mochimaru: Hosozao no/ tsurube ni kumeru/ wakamizu no/ mizu-jôshi ni mo/ awasu uguisu Poem by Sekigentei Namio: Sangen no/ ito mo ichi Fuji/ ni agari ya/ takane ni utau/ haru no hikizome

Signed

Gakutei Sadaoka hitsu

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1820s

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #41; Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #1 (triptych); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 115 (triptych); Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #244

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.6 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1932

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints