The Dragon Princess Otohime, Number Two (Sono ni) of a series for the Taikogawa Poetry Club

太鼓側 「其二」 おと姫

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #189

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.3 cm (8 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1942

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Commissioned by the Taikogawa poetry club, as indicated by a drum (taiko) drawn above the title.

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 307.
 太鼓側(花笠連?)の春興摺物。

Inscription

Poem by Tôsuitei Ironari: Uchi-ideru/ nami no oto-hime/ hajime yoki/ futsuka no yume ya/ haru no hatsuhana

Poem by Dondontei: Saoyama no/ kasumeru haru no/ sugata yori/ nao iro fukaki/ tatsu no miya hime
「東水亭色成 打出る浪のおと姫はしめよき二日の夢や春の初花」「鈍々亭 佐保山の霞める春の姿より猶年深きたつの音姫」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画(年玉・松皮菱印)

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds