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Parody of the Killing of the Nue, from the series Picture Siblings (E-kyôdai)

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MFA impressions: 18.300, 21.6478

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips

Japanese, Edo period, about 1798 (Kansei 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #303.1, and pl. 151; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 164.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #395; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 259-61 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.300

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints