Komachi Washing the Manuscript (Sôshi arai Komachi), from the series Modern Girls as the Seven Komachi (Imayô musume Nana Komachi)

「今やう娘七小町 草紙洗小まち」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #191; another print in the series (Sotoba): Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 41, cat. no. 34

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13632, 20.121, 21.6983

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Inscription

Poem: Makanaku ni/ nani o tane to te/ ukigusa no/ nami no une-une/ oishigeruran

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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