Two Women Returning from the Bath, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

「誹風柳多留」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789–95 (early Kansei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 152

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5949

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.

Inscription

「美しひうへにも欲をたしなみて」

Signed

Shunchô ga
春潮画

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#496); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection