Akahito, from the book Yatsushi sanjûrokkasen (Thirty-six Poetic Immortals in Modern Guise)

略三十六歌仙 「赤人」

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 1st month
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 287-8, figs. 72-90

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 18.4 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.87

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Book published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô).

Left side of joined image.

Inscription

Poem: Waka no ura ni/ shiomichi kureba/ kata o nami/ ashibe o sashite/ tazu nakiwataru

「赤人(あかひと) わかの浦(うら)に しほみちくれは かたをなみ あしべをさして たつなきわたる」

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund