No. 01 in the series of 48, illustrating episode 1 of Tales of Ise. The series was apparently published in the form of two orihon albums, the first volume (24 designs on 12 aiban sheets) in about 1770, the second volume in about 1772-73. The complete set, in two volumes: 2006.1795.
Katsukawa Shunshô ga 勝川春章画
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1770–73 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 2)
- Artist Katsukawa Shunshô, Japanese, 1726–1792
Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #223
Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.7 x 15.6 cm (8 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper