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Poem by Dainagon Tsunenobu: Akogi Heiji and Hiragawara Jirozô, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 71 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Yufu-zareba/kado-ta no inaba/otozurete/ashi no maro-ya ni/aki-kaze zo fuku 夕されば かど田のいなば おとづれて あしのまろやに 秋風ぞ吹く 鳥羽玉の夜に まぎれつヽ網引する平治が孝ハ 伊勢の海より深く 其を見とがめし 平川原が手にのこりたる印の笠に古主の恩を着る蓑ハ 遖忠孝一対の倭国魂  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #71; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.71

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22198

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints