Catching Fireflies

蛍狩り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #256; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #254.1-3, and pls. 157-9; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 28.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #309; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #324

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.4 x 76.8 cm (15 1/2 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7398-400

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7398 (left), 21.7399 (center), 21.7400 (right)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection