Izumi Shikibu, from an untitled series of female poets

女歌仙 「和泉式部」

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Attributed to Komatsuken (Japanese), Designer Mokuhatsu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #626; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 454

Dimensions

20.2 x 19.1 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6313

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Yo no naka ni/ koi tefu iro wa/ nakaredomo/ fukaku mi ni shimu/ mono ni zo arikeru

Signed

Mokuhatsu kô (designer)

Markings

Designer's seal: Shunki (?)

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection