Seeing Off an Unwelcome Guest, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)
about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)
Hirano 1939, #0725; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.4, and pl. 48
Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19.5 cm (10 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.
Poem: Osaraba o/ shôji no uchi de/ tanto ii
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection