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Takashima Ohisa (Takashima Ohisa)

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The square cartouche contains a rebus including Ohisa's name, which might be read as "Takashima (O)hisa getting dressed in the evening" (Takashima Hisa mijitaku no ban). The narrow rectangular gives hints about her age: "the days when the evening is dark [i.e. the 16th-18th of each month] and...

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Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; 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 (Kansei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #212; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #491.3.1, and pl. 145; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 195.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #232 (different publisher and title)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6410

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints