Poem by Kyorai, from the series The Ten Great Pupils of the Haikai Poet Bashô (Haisen jûtetsu no uchi)

「俳仙十哲ノ内 去来」

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban 37.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43651

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「湖の水まさりけり五月雨」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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