Tanabata, from the series Five Festivals in the Mirror of the Floating World (Go Sekku ukiyo kagami)

「五節句浮世鏡」 七夕

Japanese
Edo period
about 1805 (Bunka 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #250 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.2 x 22.8 cm (12 11/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

54.279

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24