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Poem by Sangi Takamura: The Diving Woman of Shiga and Minamoto Yoshitsune, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 11 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.28609, 11.42986

Inscription

Poem: Wada no hara/ yasoshima kakete/ kogiidenu to/ hito ni wa tsugeyo/ ama no tsuribune 和田の原 八十島かけて こぎ出でぬと 人にはつげよ あまの釣舟 平族を西海に亡すの節 十握の御釼浪間に沈む 義経 讃州八嶋の海士 若松母子に命じ玉ひて 海底を探らせ 宝釼を尋得たり  柳下亭種員筆記

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, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #11; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42986

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints