Komachi Praying for Rain (Amagoi Komachi), from the series Modern Girls as the Seven Komachi (Imayô musume Nana Komachi)

「今やう娘七小町 雨こひ小まち」

Japanese
Edo period
1810s (late Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series (Sotoba): Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 41, cat. no. 34

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.126

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13598, 20.126, 21.6981

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Inscription

Poem: Kotowari ya/ hi no moto nareba/ teri mo sen/ saritote wa mata/ ame ga shita to wa

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

1920, gift of the Estate of Henry Adams to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Henry Adams