From a series that circumvents the prohibition against writing women's names on prints by giving only the first syllable of each name.
Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆
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 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Asano and Clark 1995, #223; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #93.2, and pl. 15; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 52.1.2
Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.2 cm (15 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper