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」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 237, #II-I-136, and p. 273, #C-92

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, trimmed; 32.3 x 21.7 cm (12 11/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8251

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Koryûsai ga
湖龍斎画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection