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Seeing Off an Unwelcome Guest, 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: Osaraba o/ shôji no uchi de/ tanto ii おさらばを障子のうちでたんと言ひ

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

Spring 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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0725; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.4, and pl. 48

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19.5 cm (10 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5583

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints