The First Month (Shôgatsu), from an untitled series of Customs of the Twelve Months, with comic poems

狂歌入り風俗十二ヶ月 「正月」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790–91 (Kansei 2–3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #251.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 245.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #396

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.6 x 18.6 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6522

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro ga
歌麿画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Y. Sumitomo; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection