Poem by Yamabe no Akahito, No. 4, from the series A Pictorial Commentary on One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu eshô)

「百人一首絵抄 四 山辺赤人」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #79-04; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 196

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.2 cm (15 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.366

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: Tago no ura ni/ uchiidete mireba/ shirotae no/ Fuji no takane ni/ yuki wa furitsutsu

「山辺赤人 田子の浦に うち出でてみれば 白妙の ふじのたかねに 雪はふりつつ」

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama

改印:普
彫師:なし

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter