Poem by Yamabe no Akahito, from an untitled series of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu)

百人一首のうち 「山部赤人」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–69 (Meiwa 4–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #217; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #318.4, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 264

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.3 x 19.7 cm (10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4436

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 4 in the series.

Inscription

Poem by Akahito: Tago no ura ni/ uchi idete mireba/ shirotae no/ Fuji no takane ni/ yuki wa furitsutsu
「山辺赤人 田子のうらに うち出でてみれば 白たへの ふしの高根に 雪はふりつつ」

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection