Poem by Abe no Nakamaro, from an untitled series of One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu)

百人一首のうち 「安部仲麿」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #73; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #218; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #318.7, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 44

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.7 x 21.8 cm (11 5/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19484

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 7 in the series.

Inscription

Poem by Nakamaro: Ama no hara/ furisakemireba/ Kasugu naru/ Mikasa no yama ni/ ideshi tsuki ka mo

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

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: August 3, 1911)

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