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Poem by Kiyowara no Fukayabu: Itô's Daughter Tatsu-hime and Hyôenosuke Yoritomo, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 36 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Natsunoyowa/ madayoinagara/ akenuruto/ kumonoizukoni/ tsukiyadoruran 夏の夜は まだ宵ながら あけぬるを くものいづこに 月やどるらむ 佐殿 伊豆に遠流の頃 伊東が女と深く契る 頼朝ハ平家聞こえを憚り 辰姫ハ父祐親に知れん事を恐る 実に世の中に忍ぶ恋ばかり いといと節なるものハあらじ  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), #36; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.36

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.8 cm (14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26394

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints