Chiyo of Kaga Province (Kaga no kuni Chiyo-jo)

「加賀の国千代女」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #123; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S95.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 71.3 x 24.3 cm (28 1/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1464

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem:
The morning glories
Have taken my well bucket–
I’ll borrow water.

Inscription

Poem: Asagao ni/ tsurube torarete/ moraimizu

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga

朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection