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The Syllables Ra through Ku: Woman Drinking Tea and Companion with a Bowl of Rice, from an untitled Iroha series

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Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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 #369.4; the series: Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 113 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6505

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints