Reception Room in the Yoshiwara (Hokkoku no zashiki), second (?) edition, from the series Ten Beautiful Faces (Bijin jûyô)

美人十容 北国の座敷

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797 (Kansei 9)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #525.5 (with publisher's mark and title text)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6444

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The MFA impression has no publisher’s mark or title. The British Museum impression has the publisher’s mark of Yorozuya Kichibei and the title “Bijin jûyô: Hokkoku no zashiki (Ten Beautiful Faces: Reception Room in the Yoshiwara).”

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
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