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A Wife of the Middle Rank (Chûbon no nyôbô), from the series A Guide to Women's Contemporary Styles (Tôsei onna fûzoku tsû)

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Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale; 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 1801–02 (Kyôwa 1–2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #372; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #217.2, and pl. 79; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 74.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.4 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6612

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints