A Modern Version of Komachi Praying for Rain (Tôsei yatsushi Amagoi Komachi), from a triptych

「当世やつし雨乞小町」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–97 (mid Kansei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 99; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.9 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6835

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of an incomplete triptych. The center sheet: 11.24976

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Kenkichi Hirakawa; March 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection