Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige(Japanese, 1797–1858)
Description: A lovely motif by Hiroshige, illustrating one of 100 poems "The dancing teacher".
An original Hiroshige woodcut print, which despite age and wear is still very beautiful.
Title: Poem by Sôjô Henjô:
The Shirabyôshi Dancer Hotoke Gozen, “The Dancing Teacher”
from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu). Poem 12: Bishop Henjo
Poem:Ama tsu kaze/ kumo no kayoiji/ fukitoji yo/ otome no sugata/ shibashi todomemu
あまつ風 雲のかよひ路 ふきとぢよ 乙女のすがた しばしとどめむ
清盛公 白拍子祗王を愛す事限なし 爰に 加賀国に仏といへる舞妓あり 西八条に来りて 入道にまミゆ 清盛深く是を愛て 祗王が寵ハ衰へたりとぞ
Sweet wind, cloudy sky, There is no limit to love Shiomori Gakuo, the white beater of Gio. Spectral writing
Signed: Hiroshige ga
Censor's seal: Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
Dimensions: Vertical ôban; 37.5 × 24.9 cm (14 3/4 × 9 13/16 in.)
Condition: Beautiful color and fine detail, wear due to age with some creases, repairs and restoration. Has large void bottom left, toning, trimming and paper residue on reverse. Please refer to the photography for a full description
In the collections of:
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
Waseda Waseda University Theatre Museum
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Hiroshige original woodcut print
The Shirabyôshi Dancer Hotoke Gozen,
“The Dancing Teacher”, from the series of "One Hundred Poems"