Washing the Manuscript (Sôshi arai), from the series Seven Komachi in the Floating World (Ukiyo Nana Komachi)

「浮世七小町 草紙洗」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1780 (An'ei 9)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0305; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #206.4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 18.7 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5591

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21803 (key block), 21.5591 (full color)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

March 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection