Poem by Bun'ya no Yasuhide: Tenji no Tsubone and Antoku Tennô, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 文屋康秀 安徳天皇 典伺の局」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #22; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.22

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42977

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 22 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.28600, 11.42977

Inscription

Poem: Fuku kara ni/ aki no kusaki no/ shioureba/ mube yamakaze o/ arashi to iuran
吹くからに 秋の草木の しほるれば むべ山かぜを あらしといふらん

昨日ハ九重の地に 玉躰を安んじ 今日ハ西海の逆波に漂ふ 寿算わづかに八歳にして 海龍宮に遷都し給ふ 実にいたましき御有様とや申さん
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:衣笠
彫師:彫竹

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