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The Wife (Kakaa), from the series Variegations of Blooms According to their Speech (Saki-wake kotoba no hana)

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Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips

Japanese, Edo period, 1802 (Kyôwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #402 (this design described but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #501.8; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 75.2.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26.2 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.311

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints