male figure seated on ground at L with arms crossed wearing billowing, angular black robes, looking toward R; inscription at R

Fujiwara Teika, from One Poet One Poem (Ikkasen isshu), early 14th century

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In this portrait of Fujiwara Teika (1162–1241), the celebrated poet is dressed in the formal garb of a courtier. Now mounted as a hanging scroll, this painting was once part of a long handscroll called One Poet One Poem (Ikkasen isshu), which featured portraits of revered poets alongside a single example of their poetry. The poem at right reads:

Hitori nuru
yamadori no o no
shidario ni
shimo iki mayou
toko no tsukikage
Frost has formed
on the trailing tail
of a solitary sleeping pheasant,
its bed illuminated by a cold autumn moon.
[Translated by Miyeko Murase]  

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Details
Title
Fujiwara Teika, from One Poet One Poem (Ikkasen isshu)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.25
Provenance
Sekido Akihiko, Nagoya
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 44
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male figure seated on ground at L with arms crossed wearing billowing, angular black robes, looking toward R; inscription at R