Katarai of the Ôgiya, probably from the series Models for Fashion: New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyô)
雛形若菜初模様ヵ 「扇や内 かたらい」
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)
Hockley 2003, p. 237, #II-I-136, and p. 273, #C-92
Vertical ôban, trimmed; 32.3 x 21.7 cm (12 11/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title may have been cut off. The names of the courtesan and her house are inscribed on the black kimono at the lower right; the other inscriptions on the kimono have not yet been read.
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection