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Act XI (Jûichidanme), from the series The Chûshingura Drama Parodied by Famous Beauties: A Set of Twelve Prints (Kômei bijin mitate Chûshingura jûnimai tsuzuki)

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Left sheet of incomplete diptych. Right sheet: 11.22152.

Signed

Motome ni ôjite Utamaro mizukara no engan o utsusu (By request Utamaro draws his own ravishing features)

Marks

Collector's seal: Tadamasa

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #97; 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 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 41; Asano and Clark 1995, #210-11; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #300.11; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 160.3.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25 cm (15 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6588

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints