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Poem by Daisôjô Gyôson: Kuganosuke, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 66 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Moro-tomo ni/aware to omohe/yama-zakura/hana yori hokani/shiru hito mo nashi もろともに あはれとおもへ 山ざくら 花よりほかに しる人もなし ちる桜を見て こし方を思ひ 流るヽ水に行末をわぶよし 花ハ根にかへる共 ゆく水の戻らぬ事をいかにせん 尾上に妻こふ鹿ならで 川をへだてし妹と背ハ かさヽぎの橋の中絶へて 銀河の岸に彳し 二ツの星の様とやいハん  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

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), #66; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.66

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.30341

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints