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Poem by Chûnagon Atsutada: Kenreimon'in, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 43 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.26391, 11.39587

Inscription

Poem: Aimiteno/ nochinokokoroni/ kurabureba/ mukashiwamonowo/ omowazarikeri あひみての 後のこヽろに くらぶれば むかしはものを おもはざりけり 清盛公の女 安徳帝の母君なり 一門亡びて後 尼となり 大原の 寂光院に入 世にありし時の玉の台に引替 草の庵に住たまふ 御舅君 後白河法皇 此ありさまのおたましさに 時として訪ひたまひけるとぞ  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: January 19, 2005) 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), #43; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39587

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints