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Woman Warming Her Hands inside Her Kimono, from the series Eight Views of Tea-stalls in Famous Places (Meisho koshikake hakkei), second edition

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The first edition, published by Iseya Rihei, has the series title and a poem.


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


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 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #391.6.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 95 (this edition); the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 239-43 (this design mentioned but not illustrated)


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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