The Widow of Asahiya (Asahiya goke, in rebus form), from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Kômei bijin rokkasen)
「高名美人六家撰」 朝日屋後家 （判じ絵）
Asano and Clark 1995, #228 (different kimono pattern, eyebrows added); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.5.2, and pl. 146; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #354; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #77
Vertical ôban; 38 x 24.7 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From the first version of the series, with the women’s names in the form of rebuses.
No censor's seal
February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Vignier collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection