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Poem by Jitô Tennô, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

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No. 2 in the series. No publisher's mark on this impression. MFA impressions: 06.1151, 06.1152, 11.17656, 11.17657 (key block), 11.37193, 21.6716, 1989.672

Inscription

Poem: Haru sugite/ natsu kinekerashi/ shirotae no/ koromo hosuchô/ Ama no kagu yama 持統天皇 春過て 夏きにけらし しろたへの 衣干てふ 天の香久山

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), #2; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.02

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 37.5 cm (9 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6716

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints