MFA impressions: 11.14287, 21.6434 The publisher's seal reads "Chô han" and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.
Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1798–99 (Kansei 10–11)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 110.1.4; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #205; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 298-306 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.8 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper