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Wedding Scene, a Triptych (Konrei no zu, sanmai tsuzuki)

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Triptych (right half of hexaptych): 21.7688 (left), 21.7689 (center), 21.7690 (right) MFA impressions: 18.288-90, 21.7688-90 Center sheet only of left half of hexaptych: 11.14333

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 192); 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 1805 (Bunka 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #356.1-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 38.2.4, 39.2.1-2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #346 (complete hexaptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76 cm (14 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7688-90

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints