Rokurokubi (Long-necked monster)

ろくろ首

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Kikurensha Kyosen (Japanese, 1722–1777)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #648; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 622

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 18.4 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7174

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Long months on the background screen, short months on its brocade border.

Signed

Kyosen gakô
巨川画工

Markings

Artist's seal: Kyosen no in

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection