Calligraphy (Sho), from an untitled series of the Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga)

琴棋書画 「書」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790–91 (Kansei 2–3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #16.4, and pl. 28; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 126.1.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.9 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6368

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro ga
歌麿画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#580); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection