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Bun'ya no Yasuhide, from an untitled series of the Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

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MFA impressions: 11.17501, 21.10217

Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 249, Hyakunin isshu 22): Fuku kara ni/ aki no kusaki no/ shioureba/ mube yamakaze o/ arashi to iuran

Signed

Katsushika Hokusai ga; Tonan sho

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1810 (Bunka 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.4; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.5; another in the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), pl. 197

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.3 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10217

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints