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Woman Reading a Letter, from the series Ten Classes of Women's Physiogonomy (Fujo ninsô juppon)

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Sôkan Utamaro kôga (Thoughtfully drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist) 相見歌麿考画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa 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 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #62; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #18.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 491.1.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.5 cm (14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6392

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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