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The Hour of the Dog (Inu no koku), from the series The Twelve Hours in the Yoshiwara (Seirô jûni toki tsuzuki)

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MFA impressions: 11.14567, 21.6372

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Vignier 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 1794 (Kansei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #160; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #384; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #35.11; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 129.3.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #196; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #64

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6372

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints