Raikô and His Companions Encounter a Woman Washing a Bloody Garment in a Stream

頼光主徒と血に染まった衣服を洗う女

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Komatsuken (Japanese), Blockcutter Sekine Kaei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #630; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 607

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28 x 20.3 cm (11 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5698

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19709, 21.5698

Possibly from a untitled series illustrating the story of Shutendôji.

Signed

Komatsuken ga
小松軒画

Markings

Blockcutter: Chôkô Sekine Kaei

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection