Poem by Kanke (Sugawara Michizane), from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首姥か恵とき 菅家」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #440; Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #24; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.15

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 36.8 cm (10 3/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6732

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 24 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17682, 21.6732

Inscription

Poem: Kono tabi wa/ nusa mo toriaezu/ Tamuke yama/ momiji no nishiki/ kami no manimani

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 457); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection