Yakamochi, from the book Yatsushi sanjûrokkasen (Thirty-six Poetic Immortals in Modern Guise)

略三十六歌仙 「家持」

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 1st month
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 287-8, figs. 72-90

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.1 x 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.2819

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Book published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô).

Inscription

Poem (Man'yôshû 1466): Haru no no ni/ asaru kigisu no/ tsumagoi ni/ ono ga arika no/ hito ni shiretsutsu [standard version has "ono ga atari o"]

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse