Night Rain at Hashiba (Hashiba no yoru no ame), from the series Eight Views of Inky Water (Bokusui hakkei)

「墨水八景 橋場の夜の雨」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–75 (late Meiwa–early An'ei)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19.8 cm (10 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4697

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Inky water” is a joking reference to the Sumida River.

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection