Cherry-blossom Viewing at Goten-yama

御殿山の花見駕籠

Japanese
Edo period
1805 (Bunka 2), 12th month
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley, ed., Women of Shin Hanga (2013), #8; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #549.1-3; Ukiyo-e shûka 6 (AIC 3, 1978), pls. 119-21

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 75.9 cm (14 13/16 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7703-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7703 (left), 21.7704 (center), 21.7705 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14405 (left sheet only), 11.23006-8, 21.7703-5

The MFA impressions have no publisher’s mark, but the Chicago impression has an unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection