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Poem by Daini no Sanmi: Yokoyama Tarô and His Wife Asaka, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 58 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30438, 2009.5118

Inscription

Poem: Arimayama/ ina no sasahara/ kaze fukeba/ ide so yo hito wo/ wasure ya wasuru ありま山 いなのささ原 風ふけば いでそよ人を わすれやはする 奸侫邪見の継父の難を避けんがため 作阿房となり 妻の朝香 夫を助て 悲命に終る 自髻を払つて仏門に入 藤沢に一寺を開基す  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: Murata Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takejirô 改印: 村田 彫師: 彫工竹次郎

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), #58; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.58

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30438

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints