The Syllable Chi: Musashi Plain, from the series Tales of Ise in Fashionable Brocade Prints (Fûryû nishiki-e Ise monogatari)
風流錦絵伊勢物語 「ち」 武蔵野
about 1770–73 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 2)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #230
Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.7 x 16 cm (8 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 08 in the series of 48, illustrating episode 12 of Tales of Ise.
MFA impressions: 11.19793, 21.4286
The series was apparently published in the form of two orihon albums, the first volume (twenty-four designs on twelve aiban sheets) in about 1770, the second volume in about 1772–73. The complete set, in two volumes: 2006.1795.
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