Parody of the Six Immortal Poets

見立六歌仙

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #076; Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #IV-11; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #17.1.1, 17.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 8.1.3-4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 50.3 cm (14 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7433-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7433 (left), 21.7434 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14190VR (11.14190, 11.14475), 21.7433-4

Signed

Utamaro ga (on each sheet)
歌麿画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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