Poem by Bun'ya no Yasuhide, from the series Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen)

「六歌仙 文屋康秀」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Katsukawa Shunzan (Japanese, active about 1781–1801), Publisher Mikawa


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C16

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.7 x 13.8 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14877

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

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

Signed

Shunzan ga
春山画

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