Takashima Ohisa, from an untitled series of rebus prints
about 1795 (Kansei 7)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The square cartouche contains a rebus including Ohisa's name, which might be read as "Takashima (O)hisa getting dressed in the evening" (Takashima Hisa mijitaku no ban). The narrow rectangular gives hints about her age: "the days when the evening is dark link and the day of the big Asakusa holiday link" (Yoiyami no hi to Asakusa no ômonobi).
MFA impressions: 21.6410, 1999.228