Shirokiya Okoma Handing a Love Letter to Saizaburô

城木屋お駒と才三郎

Japanese
Edo period
Attributed to Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Dimensions

Hashira-e; 71.5 x 12 cm (28 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5864

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The account book hanging on the wall reads “Shirokiya Shôbei,” the name of Okoma’s father and his lumber store.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection