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The Interesting Type (Omoshiroki sô), from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomic Study of Women (Fujin sôgaku juttai)

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First state, including the title of the print as well as the series title.

Signed

Sômi Utamaro ga 相見歌麿画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo 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 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #56; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #18.5; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #39

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.6390

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints