Poem by Sone no Yoshitada: Usuyuki-hime and the Ferryman (watashimori), from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

「小倉擬百人一首 曽祢好忠 薄雪姫 渡し守」

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), #46; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25 cm (14 1/3 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26397

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 46 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Yura no to wo/ wataru funabito/ kaji o tae/ yukue mo shiranu/ koi no michi ka na

ゆらのとを わたるふな人 かぢをたへ ゆくへもしらぬ 恋のみちかな

旅立に日の善悪もしらバこそ 園部が跡をおひ鳥の 翔双ん契りをと 恋の大和路さして行 木津の渡りの船よりも こがるヽ心ぞ いともわりなき
 柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜
彫師:なし

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