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Poem by Chûnagon Kanesuke: The Fox Kuzunoha and the Abe Baby (Kitsune Kuzunoha, Abe dôji), from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 27 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.26388, 11.39590


Poem: Mikanohara/ wakitenagaruru/ izumigawa/ izumikitoteka/ koishikaruramu みかの原 わきてながるる いづみ川 いづみキとてか 恋しかるらむ 往古泉州信田の森に 年経る雌狐あり 安部の保名に契りて 一子をまうく 末世にその名を止めたる陰陽の博士清明ハ すなハち此童子なり  柳下亭種員筆記


Hiroshige ga 広重画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #27; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.27


Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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