Murasaki Shikibu, from an untitled series of female poets

女歌仙 「紫式部」

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Attributed to Komatsuken (Japanese), Designer Kakyô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #625; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 453

Dimensions

20.1 x 19 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6312

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem (Shinkokinshû 1262): Iru kata no [sic; should be "iru kata wa"] / sayaka narikeru/ tsukikage o/ uwa no sora ni mo/ machishi yoi ka na

Signed

Kakyô kô (designer)

Markings

Designer's seal: Kakyô no in

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