Kamiya Jihei and Kinokuniya Koharu, from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)

「実競色乃美名家見 紙屋次兵衛 紀ノ伊国屋小春」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798–99 (Kansei 10–11)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #298; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 110.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #207

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 24.8 cm (15 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6438

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The publisher’s seal reads “Sei han” and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection