Poem by Ise no Ôsuke, from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu no uchi)

「百人一首之内 伊勢大輔」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ehiko (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S19.61

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36584

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 61 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.16049, 11.36584

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
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