Kunai-kyô (or Sei Shônagon?), from an untitled series of classical beauties

平安朝の美人 宮内卿 (清少納言?)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0637; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #16; Ukiyo-e shûka 5, AIC 2 (1980), pl. 168

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 23.8 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.1289

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Prints in the set:
Ono no Komachi, 21.5479
Lady Ise (or Akazome Emon?), 21.5613
Murasaki Shikibu, 11.1882
Kunai-kyô (or Sei Shônagon?), 34.1289
Nyosan no Miya, 19.61

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Art Institute of Chicago exchange