Ha... of the Southern Station (Nan'eki ha-jirushi)

「南駅は印」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #222; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #93.1.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 52.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #101 (with no text)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6467

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series that circumvents the prohibition against writing women’s names on prints by giving only the first syllable of each name.
MFA impressions: 18.287, 21.6467

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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