Poem by Ariwara Narihira, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首乳母が絵説 在原業平」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, Izumi, Ise Monogatari (2007), #84; Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #17; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.11

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25 x 37.5 cm (9 13/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6728

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 17 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17679, 11.30176, 21.6728

Inscription

Poem: Chihayaburu/ kami yo mo kikazu/ Tatsutagawa/ karakurenai ni/ mizu kukuru to wa

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection