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Three Lucky New Year Dreams: Fuji, Falcon, Eggplant

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.14482-3 (two left sheets), 11.23009 (left sheet only), 21.6423 (right sheet only)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1798 (Kansei 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #214.1-3; Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), p. 171, figs. 77-9; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 37.2.1-3 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.1 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6423

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints