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Yaoya Oshichi and Koshô Kichisaburô, from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)

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The publisher's seal reads "Chô han" and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

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 1798–99 (Kansei 10–11)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.14; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 111.1.2; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 298-306 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 24.4 cm (15 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6432

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints