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To... of the Land of Geisha (Geikuni to-jirushi)

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From a series that circumvents the prohibition against writing women's names on prints by giving only the first syllable of each name.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1796 (Kansei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #93.3.1, and pl. 61; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 52.1.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.8 cm (15 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6469

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints