Sôjô Henjô, from the series Six Selected Elegant Poems (Fûryû rokkasen)

「風流六歌撰 僧正(僧正遍昭)」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.2.2, and pl. 58; first edition, with rebus: Asano and Clark (1995), #225

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.6 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6456

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the second version of the series, with an altered title and the women’s names in rebus form replaced by portraits of the Six Immortal Poets.
MFA impressions:
First version: 21.6457
Second version: 21.6455, 21.6466

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection