Poem by Yamabe no Akahito: (Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as) Bunji Yasukata, from the series Comparisons for Thirty-six Selected Poems (Mitate sanjûrokkasen no uchi)

「見立三十六歌撰之内 山部赤人 文次安方」 十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42665

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36779.42, 11.42665

Inscription

Poem: Waka no ura ni/ shio michi kureba/ kata o nami/ ashibe o sashite/ tazu naki wataru

「和歌の浦に 汐みちくれは かたをなみ あしべをさして 田鶴なきわたる」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:福、村松、子十
彫師:彫竹

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: January 19, 2005)

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