Night Rain at Hashiba (Hashiba no yoru no ame), from the series Eight Views of Inky Water (Bokusui hakkei)
about 1768–75 (late Meiwa–early An'ei)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #319.3; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 49
Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19.8 cm (10 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
“Inky water” is a joking reference to the Sumida River.
Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
Artist's seal: Mori uji
Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection