Utagawa of the Matsubaya, from the series Beauties as the Seven Komachi (Bijin nana Komachi)

「美人七小町 松葉屋内歌川」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–97 (mid Kansei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 97 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6941

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Nani o shite/ mi o ...

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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