Poem by Motoyoshi Shinnô, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首乳母か縁説 元良親王」

Japanese
Edo period
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), #20; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.14

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 36.5 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6731

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 20 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.35542, 21.6731, 34.306

Inscription

Poem: Wabinureba/ ima hata onaji/ Naniwa naru/ mi o tsukushite mo/ awanu to zo omou
詫ぬれハ 今はたおなし 難波なる 身をつくしても あはんとそ思う

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 408); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection