No. 7, Hanaôgi, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans (Meigi sanjûroku kasen)

「名妓三十六優選 はな扇の話 第七」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

00.883

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.883, 11.42788, 11.45305

Inscription

花扇の話

詩歌連俳は いふもさらなり いくつの
みち なにくれの わざにすぐれし
をみななるが とりわき 手跡を
よくなしたり そがうへ おこなひ
ただしければ いとやむごとなき かた
ざまの かよひぢ しげくありつるとぞ

  青柳や たが髪あらふ 橋のもと

こは かれが 自草とて ひざう
せられしままに ざくにしるし置ぬ句
を 見しまま いだしぬ

 三亭春馬 記
    栄中 書

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

応需豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉正改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock