Poem by Ono no Komachi, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首うはかゑとき 小墅小町」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #9; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.08

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 37.5 cm (9 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6724

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 9 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17529 (key block), 11.30177 (color), 21.6724 (color)

Inscription

Poem: Hana no iro wa/ utsurinikeri na/ itazura ni/ waga mi yo ni furu/ nagame seshi ma ni
花の色はうつりにけりないたつらにわか身よにふるなかめせしまに

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection