Poem by Sarumaru Dayû, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

「百人一首乳母かゑとき 猿丸太夫」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.05

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 37 cm (9 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.674

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 5 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17685, 11.30181, 21.6721, 1989.674

Inscription

Poem: Oku yama ni/ momiji fumiwake/ naku shika no/ koe kiku toki zo/ aki wa kanashiki
奥山に 紅葉ふみわけ 鳴く鹿の 声きくときそ 秋はかなしき

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji
前北斎卍

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems