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Colour woodblock print with blind-printing. Poetess Ono no Komachi in many-layered court dress; traces of original blue pigment in background. Signed.
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Height: 27.30 centimetres
Width: 20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The figure fills the small sheet in a monumental manner, a tendency, seen in a number of Haranobu's last works. She has the combed-out hair and 'twelve-layered' robes of a Heian period court woman and the cherry-blossom pattern on the outermost layer suggests she may be the poetess Ono no Komachi. (Label copy, TTC 1997)
This elegant print is in fact a full-colour plagiarism from the black and white book 'Ehon Tokiwagusa' by Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750). The background shows traces of the original blue pigment, which has almost entirely faded. The semi-legendary ninth-century poetess is shown in a many-layered court dress.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2022 - 2023 17 Nov - 16 Apr, Windsor, Eton College, Waka Poetry
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Associated Title: Ehon Tokiwagusa
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