Left sheet of an incomplete triptych; the right and center sheets are in the Tokyo National Museum collection.
Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆
February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #46.3, and pl. 192; Ukiyo-e shûka 15 (1980), p. 237, reference figs. 65-6 (the other two sheets, in the Tokyo National Museum); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 11.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #108
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper