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Poem by Minamoto no Muneyuki Ason, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Japanese
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #28; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.17

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.1 x 36.1 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6734

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 28 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17645, 21.6734

Inscription

Poem: Yamazato wa/ fuyu zo sabishisa/ masarikeru/ hitome mo kusa mo/ karenu to omoeba 山里ハ 冬そさみしさ まさりける 人目も草も 枯ぬと思へハ

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji 前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 453); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection