Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, kamuro Wakaki and Wakaba

松葉屋内 染之介 わかき わかば

Japanese
Edo period
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

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)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66 x 12.5 cm (26 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8339

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Koryûsai ga
湖龍斎画

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