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Peony: Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya at Edo-machi Itchôme, kamuro Yoshino and Tatsuta, from an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers

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The MFA impressions have no publisher's mark. The Honolulu impression has the mark of publisher Maruya Jinpachi and some differences in the color blocks along the lower edge. MFA impressions: 11.14315, 21.6462


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#40); 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 1802 (Kyôwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #180.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 10 (1979), pl. 131; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 78.3.2


Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.6 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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