MFA impressions: 11.19867, 2009.4994.5 The complete pentaptych (order uncertain): 11.18964-8 (complete); 2009.4994.2-5 (four sheets only) Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980), pp. 49-49A.
Poem by Gachoan Michitane: Hana no moto/ no kangen ni tsurete/ tanzaku mo/ harukaze ni mau/ miyoshino no yama Poem by Hisakataya: Môsen ni/ hana ni san rin/ harukaze no/ harau to otosu/ biwa no ikkyoku 花のもとの管弦につれて短さくも はる風にまふによしのゝ山 もせんに花に三りん春風の はらうとおとす琵琶の一曲
Gakutei hitsu 岳亭筆
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 1827 (Bunsei 10)
- Artist Yashima Gakutei, Japanese, 1786?–1868
Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #2; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #90; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #240b; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 53 (complete)
Shikishiban; 22 x 18.8 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper