Ariwara Narihira, from the series Fashionable Parodies of the Six Poetic Immortals (Fûryû mitate rokkasen)

「風流見立六歌撰 有原業平」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.8 x 19.4 cm (9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5130

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 2009.4991.30, 2009.5130

Inscription

「杏★園 粧ひの光りくらける月やあらぬはるや桜もはつる面影」

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:普
彫師:なし

Provenance

Between 1985 and 1995, gift of Pauline Epstein (d. 1995) to her daughter and son-in law, Barbara and Michael Stedman; 2009, gift of Barbara and Michael Stedman to the MFA. (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael and Barbara Stedman in memory of Pauline Epstein