Mother-in-law Criticizing the Bride, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

「誹風柳多留 袖口を二ツならして嫁をよび」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0724; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.3, and pl. 135

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26 x 18.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5600

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19376, 21.5600
The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.

Inscription

Poem: Sodeguchi o/ futatsu ni narashite/ yome o yobi
袖口を二ツならして嫁をよび

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection