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Women Imitating an Imperial Procession

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Triptych: 21.7706 (left), 21.7707 (center), 21.7708 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14385VR (11.14385, 11.14434; two right sheets only), 11.14480-1 (two right sheets only), 21.7706-8 (complete triptych), 21.7709-11 (complete triptych)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

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, 1805 (Bunka 2), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #245.1-3, and pls. 211-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 31.3.1-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 78.8 cm (15 1/4 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

21.7706-8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints