Poem by Kisen Hôshi, from an untitled series of the SIx Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen)

六歌仙 「喜撰法師」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13517

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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