Poem by Empress Jitô (Jitô Tennô), from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu no uchi)
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S19.2
Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 26.2 cm (15 1/4 x 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 2 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.16041, *11.36572 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.36582 (deaccessioned in 2012)
Poem: Haru sugite/ natsu kinekerashi/ shirotae no/ koromo hosuchô/ Ama no kagu yama
春すぎて 夏きにけらし しろたへの ころもほすてふ 天のかぐ山
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection