Combing the Hair, from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomic Study of Women (Fujin sôgaku juttai)

「婦人相学拾躰」 髪すき

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802–03 (Kyôwa 2–3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #406; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #326.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 65.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #581; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #245

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 26.3 cm (14 11/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.304

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kansô Utamaro (Utamaro the physiognomist)
観相歌麿

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips