Niwaka Festival Performers in a Yoshiwara Teahouse

引手茶屋の俄衆

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800–01 (Kansei 12–Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #358; Hizô Nihon bijutsu taikan 12 (1994), pl. 15; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #255.1-3, pls. 74-6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 204.2.1 (L only); Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #472 (L only); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #144

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.8 x 78.7 cm (15 1/4 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

21.7665-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7665 (left), 21.7666 (center), 21.7667 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14416 (left sheet only), 11.23000-2, 21.7665-7

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
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