Moatside Prostitute (Kashi), from the series Five Shades of Ink in the Licensed Quarter (Hokkoku goshiki-zumi)

「北国五色墨 川岸」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, 1753–1806), Publisher Iseson (Ise-Mago) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #178; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #519.2, and pl. 9; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 59.1.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #66

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6418

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Tadamasa
改印:なし

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection