Kisen Hôshi: Komurasaki of the Tamaya, from an untitled series of courtesans for the Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen)

遊女見立六歌仙 「玉屋 小紫」 喜撰法師

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #258.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 201.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #807

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

34.268

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 983, Hyakunin isshu 8): Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
改印:なし

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter