Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848

Series; Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each
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Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848 - Attractive portrait of the courtesan Takao combing her hair as she looks into a mirror atop a small black lacquer chest patterned with maple leaves. Her kimono also features maple leaves, worn over a red under robe tied with a print obi. Another kimono decorated with tie-dyed maple leaves and flowing water hangs over a lacquer stand at upper right. The verse by the famous scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane reads:

At the present time,
Since I could bring no offering,
See Mount Tamuke!
Here are brocades of red leaves,
As a tribute to the gods.

An attractive design, nicely detailed.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. Creasing, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Kanke (Sugawara no Michizane), Poet No. 24, circa 1845 - 1848 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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