The Burke Collection
Letter addressed to Shōemon (Yo Shōemon 餘庄右衛門, also known as Aoki Shukuya, 青木夙夜; d. 1789)
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Ike Taiga

(池大雅; 1723–1776)

Catalogue information

Edo period

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

23.6 x 20.6 cm (9 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Ex Coll.: Okamoto Kōhei, Kanagawa Prefecture


Tanaka Ichimatsu et al. 1960, no. 796.
Tanaka Ichimatsu, Yamanaka Rankei, and Kosugi Hōan [Tanaka Ichimatsu et al.]
[Editors]. Ike Taiga sakuhinshū (The works of Ike Taiga). 2 vols. Tokyo: Chūōkōron Bijutsu Shuppan.

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[My message is] as follows: Dear Old Yo Shōemon Sensei: / I respectfully reviewed your letter. I will send you the painting that you have asked for in a day or two. I am relieved to learn you were able to obtain the rare mirror. I waited for your visit the day before yesterday. / Yours truly, Mumei