Poem by Ono no Komachi, from the series Present-day Geisha as the Six Poetic Immortals (Imayô gijo rokkasen)

「今様芸者六歌仙」 小野小町

Japanese
Edo period
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 215, #N-9-1

Dimensions

14.9 x 15.5 cm (5 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.8263

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Wabinureba/ mi o ukikusa no/ ne o taete/ sasou mizu araba/ inan to zo omou
「わびぬれは 身をうき草の ねをたへて さそう水あらば いなんとそおもふ」

Signed

Koryû ga
湖竜画

Provenance

Spring 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