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Poem by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, from the series The Thirty-six Poets, an Instructive Mirror for Women and Children (Sanjûrokkasen dôjo kyôkun kagami)

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MFA impressions: 11.28718, 11.45490

Inscription

Poem: Honobono to...

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: 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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45490

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints