Obvious Love (Arawaruru koi), from the series Anthology of Poems: The Love Section (Kasen koi no bu)

「歌撰恋之部 あらはるる恋」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #136; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #29.4.1, and pl. 43; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 48.1.4; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #84

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6414

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