Poem by Izumi Shikibu: Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 和泉式部 悪七兵衛景清」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #56; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.56

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36680

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 56 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Arazaramu/ kono yo no hoka no/ omoide ni/ ima hitotabi no/ au koto mo gana
あらざらむ この世のほかの おもひ出に 今ひとたびの 逢ふ事もがな

義ハ最重し 東大寺の礎 命ハ是軽し 猿沢の柳葉両雄並立つ 重忠 景清 嶋かくれ行父が身は宜なり 女に人丸を持てり
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:村
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: 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