Poem by Koshikibu no Naishi, from an untitled series of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu)

百人一首のうち 「小式部内侍」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #221; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #318.14, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4534

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 60 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.19488, 21.4534

Inscription

Poem by Koshikibu: Ôeyama/ Ikuno no michi no/ tôkereba/ mada fumi mo mizu/ Amanohashidate

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Kirby; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection