Poem by Fujiwara Sanekata Ason: Shigeuji's Wife and Chidori no mae, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 藤原実方朝臣 重氏御代 千鳥の前」

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), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.1 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30338

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 51 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Kaku to dani/ eya wa ibuki no/ sashimogusa/ sashi mo shiraji na/ moyuru omoi o
かくとだに えやはいぶきの さしも草 さしもしらじな もゆる思ひを

内心の角ハ 一雙の賽に造り 外面の美きハ 駒袋の錦に似たり 乞目を恋の争とせバ 彼朱四朱三のくれなゐハ 胸に焚火の色としもいひてん
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:浜
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