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Love for a Farmer's Wife (Nôfu ni yosuru koi)

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Inscription

紀柾也 恋のたねまきそめしより苗代の 水ももらさぬ中とこそなれ

Signed

Shômei Utamaro hitsu

Marks

Artist's seal: Honke (true line)

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa 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 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #248; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #490.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 63.3.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #70

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.3 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6417

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints