Courtesan Grasping a Man's Umbrella in a Parody of the Rashômon Story

見立羅生門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1773 (An'ei 2)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 254, #F-51; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #418; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 242, #130

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 68 x 12 cm (26 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8361

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21235, 21.8361

Signed

Koryûsai ga
湖龍斎画

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