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Preparing to Go Out, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

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MFA impressions: 11.19418, 21.5496 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: Koshi obi o/ shimeru to koshi wa/ ikite kuru 腰帯をしめると腰は生きてくる

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0723; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.2, and pl. 134

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.8 x 18.6 cm (9 3/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5496

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints