About to Breastfeed, from the series Elegant Comparisons of Little Treasures (Fûryû kodakara awase)

「風流子宝合」 乳

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #418; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #259.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 151.2.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1522

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

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper