Poem by Murasaki Shikibu: Isami Tomokichirô and Rokuya Ongundayû, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 紫式部 勇供吉郎 鹿野苑軍太夫」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #57; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.57
Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.9 cm (14 2/3 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 57 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Meguriaite/ mishiyasoretomo/ wakanumani/ kumogakurenishi/ yowanotsukikana
むぐりあひて みしやそれとも わかぬまに 雲がくれにし 夜半の月かな
椎津家姦臣鹿野苑軍太夫 同藩勇源太郎夫婦を返り討になし 立退折柄 其息の侶吉郎行かかり 是をさヽへ 手疵をかうぶり 後義賊自来也の為に助力せられて讐を討取る
Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection