Poem by Kiyowara no Motosuke: Wankyû, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 清原元輔 わん久」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #42; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.42

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 24.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26389

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 42 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Chigiriki na/ katami ni sode o/ shiboritsutsu/ Sue no matsuyama/ nami kosaji to wa

契りきな かたみに袖を しぼりつつ すゑのまつ山 なみこさじとは

芦がちる浪花わたりの賈人に 其名も碗屋某が すゑのまつ山末かけて 深く契りし君ゆゑに 現心の物狂ひ 瓢扣てとりどりに うたへやうたへ恋の哥 思ひハ切なるものにぞありける
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark

改印:渡
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: 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