Image: 37.9 x 17.5 cm (14 15/16 x 6 7/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Red circular seal verso, bottom left.Inscription UL
[text and poems]
Kiku no ka ya (translates to ) Chrysanthemum scent--
fukumeru tsuyu no (translates to) every time a drop of dew
chirutabi ni (translates to) drips down from inside!
EditionThe first edition published by Wakasaya; the collection has an impression of the second state by Sanoya Kihei which lacks the censor's seal, gauffrage and blue ground of this example; the latter has a yellow ground; Bogel entry notes that this print was copied by the Osaka artist Hasegawa Sadanobu in the 1850s with many differences (see Christie's, London, March 1986, lot 115).
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.