The Hour of the Dragon (Tatsu no koku), from the series The Twelve Hours in the Yoshiwara (Seirô jûni toki tsuzuki)

「青楼十二時 続 辰ノ刻」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #154; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #357; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #35.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 129.2.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #191; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 24.8 x 37 cm (9 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6527

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14573, 21.6527

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

January 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection