Jul 11, 2014

Takigawa of Ōgiya, from the series Beauties as the Seven Komachi

Takigawa of Ōgiya, from the series Beauties as the Seven Komachi

c. 1793-97

Utagawa Toyokuni 歌川 豊国

(Japanese, 1769–1825)

Color woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Sheet: 38.4 x 25 cm (15 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.356



Seven plays based on legends from the life of 9th-century poet Ono no Komachi served as the source for this print series. The entertainer Takigawa gazes at a hanging scroll depicting Komachi as she appears in a scene from the play The Gravestone.

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