Poem by Matsuyoi no Kojijû: The NIght before the Full Moon

「待宵侍従」 (平家物語の待宵の小侍従の歌)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1764 (Hôreki 14/Meiwa 1)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.4 x 14.7 cm (12 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6847

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The poem appears in the Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari).

Inscription

Poem: Matsu yoi ni/ fukeyuku kane no/ koe kikeba/ akanu wakare no/ tori wa mono ka wa

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

Markings

Collector's seal: Wakai Oyaji

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection