A Top Courtesan Applying Makeup in Her Boudoir (Meikun keichû no yosooi)

「名君閨中の粧ひ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #310; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 162.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

21.6480

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14238, 21.6480

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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