Poem by Ôshikôchi no Mitsune, from the series The Thirty-six Poets, an Instructive Mirror for Women and Children (Sanjûrokkasen dôjo kyôkun kagami)

「三十六歌仙童女教訓鏡 凡河内躬恒」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.5 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36345

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.28904 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.36345

Inscription

Poem: Izuku to mo/ haru no hikari wa/ wakanaku ni/ mata Mi-Yoshino no/ yama wa yuki furu

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Take
No blockcutter's mark
改印:竹
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection