Poem by Tenchi Tennô, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首うはかゑとき 天智天皇」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #1; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 37.4 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6714

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 1 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17674, 11.30179, 21.6714, 21.6715

Inscription

Poem: Aki no ta no/ kariho no io no/ toma o arami/ waga koromode wa/ tsuyu ni nuretsutsu
天智天皇 秋の田の かりほの庵の 苫をあらみ 我衣手は つゆにぬれつゝ

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 406); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection