Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, Representing Komachi Washing the Book (Arai), from the series Parodies of the Seven Komachi (Mitate Nana Komachi)
about late 1820s
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
The series: Forrer, Surimono (2013), #208
Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 19.2 x 12.5 cm (7 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Six prints from the series of seven: 21.9315 to 21.9320. According to Forrer, made for the Katsushika Mimasuren.
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection