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Poem by Dainagon Kintô: Yuki-hime, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 55 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Taki no oto ha/tahete hisashiku/narinuredo/na koso nagarete/naho kikoekere 瀧の音は たへてひさしく なりぬれど 名こそながれて 猶きこえけれ 抜バ玉ちる倶利伽羅丸ハ 岩角に当る滝に等く 雪姫に墨絵を画と薦むる松永ハ 反逆無道の行ひに不似 如何にして斯る風雅心やありけん  柳下亭種員筆記


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #55; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.55


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

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Medium or Technique

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