Poem by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首乳母かゑとき 柿の本人麿」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #104; Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #3; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.03

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 37.5 cm (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6718

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 3 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17603, 11.30178, 21.6717, 21.6718

Inscription

Poem: Ashibiki no/ yamadori no o no/ shidari o no/ naganagashi yo o/ hitori ka mo nemu
あしひきの 山鳥のをの しだりをの ながながしよを ひとりかも寝ん

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 216); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection