Bun'ya no Yasuhide, from an untitled series of the Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

文字絵六歌仙 「文屋康秀」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #27; Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.4; Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #147; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 3 (1982), #287; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.3 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10217

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17501, 21.10217

Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 249, Hyakunin isshu 22): Fuku kara ni/ aki no kusaki no/ shioureba/ mube yamakaze o/ arashi to iuran

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

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection