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Poem by Fujiwara no Michinobu Ason, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

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No. 52 in the series. MFA impressions: 06.1305, 11.17631, 21.6742, 21.6743

Inscription

Poem: Akenureba/ kururu mono to wa/ shirinagara/ nao uramshiki/ asaborake ka na

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji 前北斎卍

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #52; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.25

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 37.5 cm (9 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6742

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints