Night Rain at Emonzaka (Emonzaka no yoru no ame), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo Hakkei)

「江戸八景 衣紋坂の夜の雨」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #480.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 246.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 30.5 x 22.2 cm (12 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6144

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6144, RES.54.48

Ukiyo-e shûka identifies the publisher of the series as Moriya Jihei, but there is no publisher’s mark on this impression.

Signed

Utamaro
歌麿

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection