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Triptych: 21.7353 (left), 21.7354 (center), 21.7355 (right)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

Provenance

21.7353: October 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the C. Buckingham collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum. 21.7354: March 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum. 21.7355: June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #284; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #570.1-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 14.2.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #300; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #330; Utamaro ukiyo-e shû (1926), #50

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.9 x 75 cm (15 5/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7353-5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints