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Kamiya Jihei and Kinokuniya Koharu, from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)

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The publisher's seal reads "Sei han" and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.

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 J. Clarence Webster; 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 1798–99 (Kansei 10–11)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #298; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 110.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #207

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 24.8 cm (15 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6438

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints