Hour of the Monkey (Saru no koku), from the series Sundial of Young Women (Musume hi-dokei)
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Asano and Clark 1995, #192; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #167; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #213.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 148.2.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #56
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The Chicago impression illustrated in Asano and Clark has the kiwame seal and the mark of publisher Murataya Jirobei in the lower left corner, below the signature; they have been torn off of the MFA impression.
Censor's seal: (kiwame; torn off of this impression)
September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection