Young Man as Ono no Tôfu Watching a Frog

見立小野道風

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820), Designer Ichô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #658; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 630

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.1 x 19.9 cm (10 1/4 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7177

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Number for the long months are hidden in the kimono pattern.

Signed

Karan ga

Markings

Designer's seal: Ichô

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection