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The Hour of the Monkey (Saru no koku), from the series A Clock of the Customs of Beauties (Fûzoku bijin tokei)

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MFA impressions: 21.6419, 21.6615

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#366); 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 1800 (Kansei 12)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #256.9, and fig. 19; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 106.3.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.1 cm (14 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6419

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints