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36 Immortal Poets: Mirrors of Ethics for Girls: Oshikochi Mitsune

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, (1797–1861)
36 Immortal Poets: Mirrors of Ethics for Girls: Oshikochi Mitsune, 1843
Ink on Paper
14 1/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (358.78 mm x 244.48 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 54.1.15


Commentary
Back to back print, with nothing on the back.

Marks
Seals all over upper quarter of image on piece. On verso in pencil: Kuniyoshi, Ba IV 78, 3693 Kuniyoshi. On mat in pencil: BA IV 78. Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga. Artist's seal: Kiri. Censor's seal: Double censor's seal (Kinugasa and Hama).

Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of a woman carrying a wooden tub.

The 10th c. poet Oshikochi Mitsune was both a provincial governor and one of four compilers of the imperial anthology Kokin wakashu.

Publisher
Ota-ya seal.

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