Poem by Saigyô Hôshi, No. 85, from the series A Pictorial Commentary on One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu eshô; no series title on this design)
百人一首絵抄 「西行法師 八十五番」
Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #79-85; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 196
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.5 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 85 in the series.
Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
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