Parody of the Story of Yoritomo Releasing Cranes at Yuigahama

見立頼朝放鶴

Japanese
Edo period
about 1805 (Bunka 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #269.1-3, and pls. 194-6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 30.2.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #616

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.3 x 73.9 cm (15 1/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7662-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7662 (left), 21.7663 (center), 21.7664 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14502-4, 21.7662-4

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