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Courtesan with a Child Playing Piggyback, from the series Chinese and Japanese Poems by Seven-year-old Girls of the Present Day (Kindai nanasai jo shika)

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Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

1914 given by Frank Lloyd Wright to William S. and John T. Spaulding as an extra; 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 1804 (Bunka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #674.5; the series: Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 226.1.1-4 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical nagaban; 53.2 x 23 cm (20 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6346

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints