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The First Month (Shôgatsu), from an untitled series of Customs of the Twelve Months, with comic poems

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Signed

Utamaro ga 歌麿画

Marks

No censor's seal

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Y. Sumitomo; 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 1790–91 (Kansei 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #251.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 245.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.6 x 18.6 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6522

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints