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Kisen Hôshi, from an untitled series of Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

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MFA impressions: 11.17543, 49.1754

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

Katsushika Hokusai ga; Tonan sho

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent

Japanese, Edo period, about 1810 (Bunka 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.3; another in the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), pl. 197

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1754

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints