A Wife of the Middle Rank (Chûbon no nyôbô), from the series A Guide to Women's Contemporary Styles (Tôsei onna fûzoku tsû)

「当世女風俗通 中品の女房」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1801–02 (Kyôwa 1–2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #372; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #217.2, and pl. 79; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 74.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.4 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6612

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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