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Parody of the Six Immortal Poets

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Diptych: 21.7433 (left), 21.7434 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14190VR (11.14190, 11.14475), 21.7433-4

Signed

Utamaro ga (on each sheet) 歌麿画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 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 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #076; Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #IV-11; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #17.1.1, 17.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 8.1.3-4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 50.3 cm (14 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7433-4

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints