Murasaki Shikibu, from an untitled series of female poets

女歌仙 「紫式部」

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Attributed to Komatsuken (Japanese), Designer Kakyô


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #625; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 453

Dimensions

20.1 x 19 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6312

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem (Shinkokinshû 1262): Iru kata no [sic; should be "iru kata wa"] / sayaka narikeru/ tsukikage o/ uwa no sora ni mo/ machishi yoi ka na

Signed

Kakyô kô (designer)

Markings

Designer's seal: Kakyô no in

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection