Actor Segawa Kikunojô III, Representing Komachi Praying for Rain (Amagoi), from the series Parodies of the Seven Komachi (Mitate Nana Komachi)

「見立七小町 雨こい」三代目瀬川菊之丞

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #208

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 19.3 x 12.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

21.9316

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

Poem: Kotowari ya/ hi no moto nareba/ teri mo sen/ saritote wa mata/ ame ga shita to wa
「ことわりや日の本ならは照もせめさりとてはまた天か下とは」

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