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Love for a Street-walker (Tsuji-gimi ni yosuru koi)

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MFA impressions: 11.14314, 21.6416

Inscription

蓑笠亭槌成 立ちあかす恋路のやミのくろぬのこ 顔のそかるる身こそつらけれ

Signed

Shômei Utamaro hitsu

Marks

Artist's seal: Honke (true line)

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#463); 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, #249; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #490.2, and pl. 13; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 63.2.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #69

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6416

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints