Left sheet of incomplete diptych. Right sheet: 11.22152.
Motome ni ôjite Utamaro mizukara no engan o utsusu (By request Utamaro draws his own ravishing features)
Collector's seal: Tadamasa
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
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
Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25 cm (15 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper