Hokusai, Hundred Poems

Hokusai, Hundred Poems detail

Hokusai, Hundred Poems detail

Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849

The Hundred Poems [By the Hundred Poets] as Told by the Nurse: Fujiwara no Yoshitaka
(Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki: Fujiwara no Yoshitaka)

bands of hot steam waft up from a bathouse, two men at the lower right corner are seen enjoying the hot bath, while two women and two men clad in cotton yukata enjoy the view from a verandah; signed zen Hokusai Manji, with publisher's seal of Iseya Sanjiro and censor's kiwame seal, ca. 1835-6

oban yoko-e 9 7/8 by 14 3/8 in., 25.2 by 36.6 cm

The print references the poem by Fujiwara no Yoshitaka:

Kimi ga tame
Oshikarazarishi
Inochi sae
Nagaku mo gana to
Omoikeru kanai

For they precious sake,
Once my eager life itself
Was not dear to me.
But 'tis now my heart's deisre
It may long, long years endure.

References:
Matthi Forrer with texts by Edmond de Goncourt, Hokusai, 1988, p. 345, no. 433
Peter Morse, Hokusai: One Hundred Poets, 1989, pp. 112-113, no. 50
Matthi Forrer, Hokusai: Prints and Drawings, 1991, no. 82
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai: Il vecchio pazzo per la pittura, 1999, p. 390, no. VI.12.7
Gian Carlo Calza, Hokusai, 2003, p. 381, VI.12.7
Ann Yonemura, Hokusai, 2006, p. 101, no. 69

$27,000

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