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The Suminoe at Shiba (Shiba Suminoe), from the series Comparing the Charms of the Five Beauties (Gonin bijin aikyô kurabe)

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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 (#119); 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, #231; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #296.2.1, and pl. 59; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 57.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.6 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6452

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints