Komachi, from the series Six Poetic Immortals in Modern Fashion (Imayô fûzoku Rokkasen)

「今様風俗六歌仙 小町」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 214, #N-6-3

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.2 x 19.4 cm (10 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13478

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Wabinureba/ mi o ukikusa no/ ne o taete/ sasou mizu araba/ inan to zo omou
「わびぬれは 身を浮草の ねをたへて さそう水あらば いなんとそおもふ」

Signed

Koryû ga
湖竜画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection