Young Woman Untying Her Obi

帯を解く美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1755–64 (Hôreki 5–14)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano, "Hashira-e," in Ukiyo-e Art 87 (1986), p. 21, fig. 2; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #116

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 67.1 x 9.3 cm (26 7/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5466

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The impression in TNM has the publisher’s mark “Tomita.”

Inscription

Poem: Utsukushii/ mono no tane nari/ bijinsô
「美(うつく)しい物(もの)の種(たね)なり美人草(びじんそう)」

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

Markings

No publisher's mark
Artist's seal: Kiyomitsu
版元:なし

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection