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Poem by Kanke (Sugawara Michizane): Takao, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 24 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Konotabiha/ nusamotoriaezu/ tekouyama/ momijinonishiki/ kaminomanimani 此のたびは ぬさもとりあへず 手向山 もみぢのにしき 神のまにまに 伊達染の紅葉に赤き心をあらハし 操ハ雪の松にたくらぶ 張と意気時に身を捨て 命を流せし三ツ又の噂ハ 末の世がたりとなりぬ  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: Kinugasa Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

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), #24; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30337

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints