Hour of the Monkey (Saru no koku), from the series Sundial of Young Women (Musume hi-dokei)

「娘日時計 申ノ刻」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6380

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; torn off of this impression)
改印:(極)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection