Poem by Chûnagon Yakamochi, No. 6, from the series A Pictorial Commentary on One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu eshô)

「百人一首絵抄 六 中納言家特」

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 #79-06; 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; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15691

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 6 in the series.

Inscription

Poem: Kasasagi no/ wataseru hashi ni/ oku shimo no/ shiroki o mireba/ yo zo fukinikeri

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
国貞改二代一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:普
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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