"Inky water" is a joking reference to the Sumida River.
Ippitsusai Bunchô ga 一筆齊文調画
Artist's seal: Mori uji
Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 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
Japanese, Edo period, about 1768–75 (late Meiwa–early An'ei)
- Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô, Japanese, active about 1765–1792
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #319.3; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 49
Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19.8 cm (10 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper