Poem by Fujiwara no Michinobu Ason, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首宇波か縁説 藤原道信朝臣」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #52; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.25

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.7 x 37.2 cm (10 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6743

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 52 in the series.

MFA impressions: 06.1305, 11.17631, 21.6742, 21.6743

Inscription

Poem: Akenureba/ kururu mono to wa/ shirinagara/ nao uramshiki/ asaborake ka na

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection