Washing the Book (Sôshi arai), from the series Modern Beauties as the Seven Komachi (Tôsei bijin Nana Komachi)

「当世美人七小町」 草紙洗い

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821–22 (Bunsei 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-23

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.483

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Makanaku ni/ nani o tane to te/ ukigusa no/ nami no une-une/ oishigeruran
「まかなくに何を種とてうき草の浪のうね/\おひしけるらむ」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter