Poem by Jitô Tennô, from an untitled series of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu)

百人一首のうち 「持統天皇」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #216; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #318.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 43; Yoshida, Harunobu zenshû (1942), #334

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28 x 20.9 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4392

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 2 in the series.

Inscription

Poem by Jitô Tennô: Haru sugite/ natsu kinikerashi/ shirotae no/ koromo hosu cho/ ama no Kaguyama
持統天皇 春過て 夏きにけらし 白たへの 衣ほすてふ 天のかく山

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#232); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection