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Poem by Kisen Hôshi: Nyûdô Yorimasa, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 8 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari わが庵は みやこのたつみ しかぞすむ よをうぢ山と 人はいふなり 源三位頼政 平家をほろぼさんと高倉宮に謀反を御すすめ奉 小勢をもつて義兵をあげられしに 天運来らず つひに宇治の軍に利なくして 平等院の扇の芝にて辞世を遺し 英名をとどろかす 実に和漢無双の豪傑なり

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

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), #8; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.8; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 50

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30452

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints