Karasaki of the Wakanaya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

封じ文 「わかな屋内 から崎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #67 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.9 x 14.2 cm (12 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4745

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Baron Sumitomo; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection