Parody of an Imperial Carriage Scene

見立て御所車

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #290; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #102.1-3, and pls. 81-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 18.1.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #545

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 77.1 cm (15 3/8 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7401-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7401 (left), 21.7402 (center), 21.7403 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.25124-6, 21.7401-3

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