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A Mother-in-law's Cold Heart Melts for Her Grandchild, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

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

Inscription

Poem: Shûtome no/ yome ni wa kôri/ mago ni toke 姑の嫁には氷孫にとけ

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

Anonymous gift ( in compliance with Chie Hirano's wish) June 13, 1940

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0727; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.6

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 19.1 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.40.70

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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