Poem by Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura), from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首乳母か絵とき 参議篁」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #439; Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #11; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.09

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 36.4 cm (10 3/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.89

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 11 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17628, 21.6725, 1989.673, RES.50.89

Inscription

Poem: Wada no hara/ yasoshima kakete/ kogiidenu to/ hito ni wa tsugeyo/ ama no tsuribune

和田の原八十島かけて漕出でぬと人には告よあまのつり舟

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji

前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

1950, gift of Gordon Abbott (Manchester), Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr. (Beverly), and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop (Boston). (Accession date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop