Parody of Narihira's Journey to the East

見立業平東下り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #278; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #462.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.5 cm (14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6476

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 21.6476 (center sheet), 54.286 (right sheet)
Painting by Yoshika, based on the complete triptych: 11.7981

Signed

(Utamaro hitsu, on the right sheet only)

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