Minamoto no Muneyuki Ason Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki One hundred poems by one hundred poets as explained by a nurse
Hokusai, Katsushika, designer, Japanese printmaker, 1760-1849, Japan
Nishimuraya, Yohachi, publisher, Japanese print publisher, Japan, Edo
Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban, 255 x 375. Signed: zen Hokusai Manji. Publisher: Eijudô (Nishimuraya Yohachi). Censor's seal: kiwame. c.1835.
height, 245, mm
width, 367, mm
given; 1913; Riches, Thomas Henry
No.28 in the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki (One hundred poems by one hundred poets as explained by a nurse). The poem is by Minamoto no Muneyuki (died 939), a grandson of emperor Kôkô: 'Winter loneliness in a mountain hamlet grows only deeper when guests are gone, and leaves and grass are withered - so runs my thought.' Hunters warm themselves at a fire. The warmth of their temporary blaze contrasts with the hut on the right, abandoned to the snow.
signature; printed black ink; zen Hokusai Manji
publisher's mark; printed black ink; Eijudô
censor's seal; stamped black ink; kiwame
Hartley, Craig. 1997. Prints of the Floating World: Japanese Woodcuts from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.London?: Lund Humphriesp. 104, #40
Object Number: P.3615-R
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