Poem by Dainagon Tsunenobu: Akogi Heiji and Hiragawara Jirozô, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 大納言経信 阿古義平次 平河原次郎蔵」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #71; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.71

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22198

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 71 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Yû sareba/ kadota no inaba/ otozurete/ ashi no maroya ni/ akikaze zo fuku

夕されば かど田のいなば おとづれて あしのまろやに 秋風ぞ吹く

鳥羽玉の夜に まぎれつヽ網引する平治が孝ハ 伊勢の海より深く 其を見とがめし 平川原が手にのこりたる印の笠に古主の恩を着る蓑ハ 遖忠孝一対の倭国魂
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜
彫師:なし

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