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Good Upbringing Is More Important than High Birth (Uji yori sodachi), from the series Precious Children as the Basis for Proverbs (Kodakara tatoe no fushi)

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Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; 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 1803 (Kyôwa 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #199.3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 169.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #273

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6493

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints