Pleasures of the Four Seasons: Colors and Scents of Flowers, right, left (Shiki asobi hana no iroka, jô ge)

「四季遊花之色香 上・下」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #23; Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #I-8; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #3.1-2, and figs. 1-2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 7.1.1-2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #40

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 50.9 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7439-40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7439 (left), 21.7440 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14390VR (11.14390, 11.21175), 21.7439-40

Signed

Utamaro ga (on each sheet)
歌麿画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 558); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection