Tatsumi Rokô (name in rebus form), from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Kômei bijin rokkasen)

「高名美人六家撰」 辰巳路考 (判じ絵)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #225; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.2.1, and pl. 58; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 56.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25 cm (14 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6457

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the first version of the series, with the women’s names in the form of rebuses.

MFA impressions:
First version: 21.6457
Second version: 21.6455, 21.6466

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