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Ono no Komachi, from an untitled series of Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names

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Inscription

Poem: Iro miede/ utsurou mono wa/ yo no naka no/ hito no kokoro no/ hana ni zo arikeri

Signed

Katsushika Hokusai ga; Tonan sho

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1810 (Bunka 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.3; Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), pl. 197; Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #144; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

06.1758

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints