Takamura of the Komatsuya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

封じ文 「小まつ屋内 高むら」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #316 (this design not included); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #67 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.4 x 14.1 cm (11 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.491

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga

一筆斎文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24