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Abalone Divers

Japanese
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)


Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #284; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #570.1-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 14.2.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #300; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #330; Utamaro ukiyo-e shû (1926), #50

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.9 x 75 cm (15 5/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7353-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7353 (left), 21.7354 (center), 21.7355 (right)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

Provenance

21.7353: October 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the C. Buckingham collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum. 21.7354: March 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum. 21.7355: June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection