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Pentaptych, left to right: 21.7721, 21.7722, 21.7723, 21.7724, 21.7725 MFA impressions: Complete pentaptych, benigirai: 21.7721-5 Three left sheets, benigirai: 11.14406VR (11.14406, 11.14407, 11.14423) Two right sheets, later edition in full color: 11.14453-4

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

Marks

No censor's seal

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 1797–99 (Kansei 9–11)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #286; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #342.1-5, and pls. 170-174; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 26.2.1-4, 27.2.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #414; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #343; Utamaro Ukiyo-e shû (1926), #51 (incomplete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38 x 126.4 cm (14 15/16 x 49 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7721-5

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints