Narcissus, from the series Beauties Matched with Flowers (Bijin hana awase)

「美人花合」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795 (Kansei 7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

First version, with rebus: Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #296.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 57.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 24.9 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6449

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the second version of the series, with the women’s names in rebus form replaced by flowers.

Signed

Shômei Utamaro hitsu

Markings

No censor's seal
Artist's seal: Honke (True line)
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

改印:なし

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#420); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection