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

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MFA impressions: 11.14566, 21.6607

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

December 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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, #151; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #160; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #35.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 129.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #188

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.8 cm (14 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6607

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints