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Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya (Ôgiya Hanaôgi, in rebus form), from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Kômei bijin rokkasen)

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From the first version of the series, with the women's names in the form of rebuses. MFA impressions: 21.6453, 21.6539

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#617); 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 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #226; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.3.1, and pl. 12; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 56.1.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6539

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints