Seated Woman with Shamisen and Libretto

三味線を持つ美人

Japanese
Edo period
1820s


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #269 (Group A copy); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 353

Dimensions

21.1 x 37 cm (8 5/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.75

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 314.

Inscription

Poems in 7-5-7 meter (shichigo chô)

Poem by Mitsukado:
Kaeseshi ato ni/ musuboreshi/ nemidaregami no/ tokekamuru/ kokoro kumoreba/ makaitaru/ awasekagami o/ miru ni tsuke/ utsuru was nushi no/ ushirokage

Poem by Hamanari:
Wakare no kago no/ ashi hayaku/ miokuru ato no/ kurushisa wa/ omoi tomaranu/ ikitsue no/ doko e kokoro no/ oroso yara

Signed

Edo Yanagawa Shigenobu
江戸柳川重信

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund