Praying for Rain (Amagoi), from the series Modern Beauties as the Seven Komachi (Tôsei bijin Nana Komachi)

「当世美人七小町」 雨乞

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821–22 (Bunsei 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-23

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.484

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Kotowari ya/ hi no moto nareba/ teri mo sen/ saritote wa mata/ ame ga shita to wa
「ことわりや日のもとならばてりもせめさりとてはまたあめかしたとは」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter