Kitchen Scene

台所

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #206; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #347.1-2, and pls. 5-6; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #183; 171; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 21.1.1-2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #341

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 51.3 cm (14 15/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7407-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7407 (left), 21.7408 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14207 (right sheet only; different state, without wooden bucket), 21.7407-8, 34.269a-b

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa (on each sheet)
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