A Flower of the Ôgiya (Ôgiya uchi Hana) [=Hanaôgi], from the series Array of Supreme Beauties of the Present Day (Tôji zensei bijin-zoroe)

「当時全盛美人揃 扇屋内 花」

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #148 (first edition illustrated, this edition described); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #229.9.2, and pl. 47; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #86

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.6 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6611

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the second edition of the series, with the series title changed and Hanaôgi’s name altered, presumably in response to her attempted elopement in 1794.
MFA impressions: 11.14257, 21.6611

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection