Triptych: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center); no virtual record MFA impressions: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center) (photographed separately, no virtual record); 21.10401-3 (photographed together) Poems for this sheet (C) translated in McKee 2006, p. 81.
Center: Poem by Sei Shônagon: Ôeyama/ ikuno no michi no/ tôkereba/ mada fumi mo mizu/ Amanohashidate Poem by Ômi Hino Chibensha Masumi: Ori koso are/ kasumi watarite/ murasaki no/ ue naki haru no/ hashidate no matsu
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, about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
- Artist Totoya Hokkei, Japanese, 1780–1850
McKee, J. Poetry Prints (2006), #21 (C only); Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #57 (C only); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #s 151-2 (R and C only); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 157 (R and L only)
Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper