Nanamachi of the Shin-Kanaya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

封じ文 「新かなや内なゝまち」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #316.4; the series: Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #67 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.9 x 13.6 cm (11 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4761

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18510, 21.4742, 21.4761

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

May 1915, 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