A Mother-in-law's Cold Heart Melts for Her Grandchild, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

「誹風柳多留 姑の嫁には氷孫にとけ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0727; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.6

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 19.1 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.40.70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.

Inscription

Poem: Shûtome no/ yome ni wa kôri/ mago ni toke
姑の嫁には氷孫にとけ

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

Anonymous gift ( in compliance with Chie Hirano's wish) June 13, 1940

Credit Line

Anonymous gift