Ono no Komachi
untitled (known as The Six Immortal Poets)
Materialsink and color
Place Made: Japan
Vertical ōban: 39 x 25.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Signature: Katsushika Hokusai ga
Inscription: Inscription verso, bottom right in pencil: EGR211 White rectangular label with scalloped edges verso, bottom center with inscription in ink: 98[text and poems] Poem by Ono no Komachi from Kokinshu (Collection of ancient and modern waka), ca. 905, XV: 797: Iro miede (translates to) In this world utsurou (translates to) what fadesyo no naka no (translates to)without changing its outer hue hito no kokoro no/hana ni zo arikeru (translates to)is the flower of the heart of manCalligraphy by Tokunan. (signed after poem lower left)
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke
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Ezakiya Kichibei 江崎屋吉兵衛 (Japanese, 1773 - 1852), publisher
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