Poem by Fujiwara no Okikaze: Higuchi Jirô Kanemitsu, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 藤原奥風 樋口次郎兼光」

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), #34; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.34

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 24.8 cm (14 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42974

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 34 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Tare o ka mo/ shiru hito ni semu/ takasago no/ matsu mo mukashi no/ tomo naranaku ni

誰をかも しる人にせむ 高砂の 松もむかしの 友ならなくに

樋口次郎兼光ハ 木曽殿粟津に落命の後 摂州福嶋に来り 船頭松右エ門と改名なし 義経を討んと計りしが 畠山重忠が仁知を感じ 若君を頼ミ 竟に義心の縄目にかかる
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村
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: 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