Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, Representing Komachi Washing the Book (Arai), from the series Parodies of the Seven Komachi (Mitate Nana Komachi)

「見立七小町 あらい」五代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1820s
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Forrer, Surimono (2013), #208

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 19.2 x 12.5 cm (7 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9317

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Six prints from the series of seven: 21.9315 to 21.9320. According to Forrer, made for the Katsushika Mimasuren.

Inscription

「まかなくに何を種とて浮草の浪のうね/\おいしけるらん」

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection