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Women Overnight Guests, a Triptych (Fujin tomari-kyaku no zu, sanmai-tsuzuki)

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Triptych: 21.6328 (left), 21.6329 (center), 21.6330 (right) MFA impressions: 06.1049 (center sheet only), 21.6328-30 (complete triptych)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on left and center sheets) 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 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #194; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #91.1-3, and pls. 142-4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 16.1.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #227; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73 cm (14 3/4 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6328-30

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints