Poem by Chûnagon Atsutada: Kenreimon'in, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 中納言敦忠 建礼門院」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #43; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26391

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 43 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.26391, 11.39587

Inscription

Poem: Aimite no/ nochi no kokoro ni/ kurabureba/ mukashi wa mono o/ omowazarikeri
あひみての 後のこヽろに くらぶれば むかしはものを おもはざりけり

清盛公の女 安徳帝の母君なり 一門亡びて後 尼となり 大原の 寂光院に入 世にありし時の玉の台に引替 草の庵に住たまふ 御舅君 後白河法皇 此ありさまのおたましさに 時として訪ひたまひけるとぞ
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:村松
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: 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