Peony: Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya at Edo-machi Itchôme, kamuro Yoshino and Tatsuta, from an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers
太夫花見立 芍薬 「江戸町一丁目 扇屋内 花扇 よしの たつた」
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #180.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 10 (1979), pl. 131; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 78.3.2
Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.6 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The MFA impressions have no publisher’s mark. The Honolulu impression has the mark of publisher Maruya Jinpachi and some differences in the color blocks along the lower edge.
MFA impressions: 11.14315, 21.6462
No censor's seal
Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#40); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection