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Niwaka Festival Performers in a Yoshiwara Teahouse

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Triptych: 21.7665 (left), 21.7666 (center), 21.7667 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14416 (left sheet only), 11.23000-2, 21.7665-7

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

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 1800–01 (Kansei 12–Kyôwa 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #358; Hizô Nihon bijutsu taikan 12 (1994), pl. 15; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #255.1-3, pls. 74-6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 204.2.1 (L only); Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #472 (L only); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #144

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.8 x 78.7 cm (15 1/4 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

21.7665-7

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints