The Burke Collection
Koōgimi (小大君), from Fujifusa version of Thirty-six Immortal Poets (藤房本三十六歌仙絵)
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Catalogue information

Muromachi period, first half of 15th century

Handscroll fragment, mounted as hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

29 x 41.2 cm (11 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Ex Coll.: Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III


Mori Tōru 1978, pl. 11-3
Mori Tōru
Uta awase-e no kenkyū: Kasen-e (Studies of paintings of poetry competitions: Portraits of the Immortal Poets). Rev. ed. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.

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Mori Tōru 1979, pl. 100
Mori Tōru
[Editor]. Sanjūrokkasen-e (Portraits of the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets). Shinshū Nihon emakimono zenshū (Survey of Japanese handscroll paintings: New edition), 19. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.

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Murase 2000, no. 41.
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Additional details


Held the title of Nyo Kurōdo during the time of the ex-Emperor Sanjō, also known as Sakon. Active during the reigns of Emperors Ichijō [r. 986–1010] and Sanjō [r. 1011–15].

Nightly visits across Iwabashi stopped. / When morning came, / sadness surrounded Mount Katsuragi.