Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, kamuro Wakaki and Wakaba
松葉屋内 染之介 わかき わかば
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)
Hockley 2003, p. 219, #S-8-16; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #321a (with name); Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 246, #139 (with name)
Hashira-e; 66 x 12.5 cm (26 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The names of the courtesan and her kamuro do not appear on this impression but are on the impression in the Art Institute of Chicago.
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection