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Poem by Kiyowara no Motosuke: Wankyû, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 42 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Chigiriki na/ katami ni sode o/ shiboritsutsu/ Suenomatsuyama/ nami kosaji to wa 契りきな かたみに袖を しぼりつつ すゑのまつ山 なみこさじとは 芦がちる浪花わたりの賈人に 其名も碗屋某が すゑのまつ山末かけて 深く契りし君ゆゑに 現心の物狂ひ 瓢扣てとりどりに うたへやうたへ恋の哥 思ひハ切なるものにぞありける  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), #42; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.42

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 24.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26389

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints