Kisen Hôshi, from an untitled series of Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

文字絵六歌仙 「喜撰法師」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #26; Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #159; Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1754

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17543, 49.1754

Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 983, Hyakunin isshu 8): Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari

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

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent