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Kisen Hôshi: Komurasaki of the Tamaya, from an untitled series of courtesans for the Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen)

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Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 983, Hyakunin isshu 8): Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter

Japanese, Edo period, about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #258.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 201.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

34.268

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

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