Poem by Harumichi no Tsuraki: Kinugawa Yoemon, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 春道列樹 絹川与右エ門」

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), #32; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36686

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 32 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Yamagawa ni/ kaze no kaketaru/ shigarami wa/ nagare mo aenu/ momiji narikeri

山河に 風のかたける しがらみは ながれもあへぬ もみぢなりにけり

下総国岡田郡羽生村に 堀越某なる農民あり 其妻故ありて 悲命に死し 霊魂しばしば祟をなせしが 後 智識の為に引導せられ 仏果を得し物語ハ 世の人能しる所なり
 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