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Women Imitating the Procession of a Korean Ambassador

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Heptaptych, left to right: 21.6559, 21.6560, 21.6561, 21.6562, 21.6563, 21.6564, 21.6565 MFA impressions: 11.14387 (one sheet only), 21.6559-65 (complete heptaptych)

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 432); 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 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #285; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #407.7.1-7, and pls. 160-6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 26.1.1 to 27.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #413; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #348

Dimensions

Vertical ôban heptaptych

Accession Number

21.6559-65

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints