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

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MFA impressions: 21.6419, 21.6615


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 22, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #660; 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; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 106.3.1


Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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