Ôtomo no Kuronushi, from an untitled series of the Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

文字絵六歌仙 「大伴黒主」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1810 (Bunka 7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #160; Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10218

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17496, 21.10218

Signed

Katsushika Hokusai ga; Tonan sho
かつしか北斎画、図南書

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection