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The Three Famous Scenic Views (Sankei no uchi): No. 1, Matsushima: Shunzei (R), No. 2, Amanohashidate: Koshikibu no Naishi (C), and No. 3, Miyajima: Takafusa (L)

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Triptych: 21.10401 (left), 21.10402 (center), 21.10403 (right) MFA impressions: 11.24692 (left), 11.24693 (right), 11.24694 (center) (photographed separately, no virtual record); 21.10401-3 (photographed together)

Inscription

Center: Poem by Sei Shûnagon: 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 大江山 いくのゝ道の 遠ければ またふみも見す 天のはしたて   をりこそあれ 霞わたりて 紫の うへなき春の はし立の松  近江日野 池廼屋真澄

Signed

Hokkei 北渓

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1833 (Tenpô 4)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese 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)

Dimensions

Shikishiban triptych

Accession Number

21.10401-3

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints