From the first version of the series, with the women's names in rebus form.
Shômei Utamaro hitsu
Collector's seal: Tadamasa; Artist's seal: Honke (True line)
Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#271); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Asano and Clark 1995, #232; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #296.3.1, and pl. 60; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 57.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #73
Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.2 cm (15 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper