Poem by Sôjô Henjô: The Shirabyôshi Dancer Hotoke Gozen, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 僧正遍照 白拍子仏御前」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #12; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 × 24.4 cm (14 5/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21774

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 12 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.21774, 11.28608, 11.39592

Inscription

Poem: Ama tsu kaze/ kumo no kayoiji/ fukitoji yo/ otome no sugata/ shibashi todomemu
あまつ風 雲のかよひ路 ふきとぢよ 乙女のすがた しばしとどめむ

清盛公 白拍子祗王を愛す事限なし 爰に 加賀国に仏といへる舞妓あり 西八条に来りて 入道にまミゆ 清盛深く是を愛て 祗王が寵ハ衰へたりとぞ
 種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
改印:衣笠
彫師:彫工房次郎

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: August 3, 1911)

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