The Five Festivals (Gosekku)

五節句

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #264.2; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pls. 152-6 (complete pentaptych); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 29.1.1-4, 29.2.1 (complete pentapytych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 37.1 x 130.2 cm (14 5/8 x 51 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18.291-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 18.291 (center right), 18.292 (center left), 18.293 (center), 18.294 (right), 18.295 (left)

MFA impressions: 06.1767 (CR only), 11.14195VR (11.14195, 11.14198, 11.14332, 11.14337, 11.14341; complete), 18.291-5 (complete), 34.264 (CR only)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips