The Hour of the Monkey (Saru no koku), from the series A Clock of the Customs of Beauties (Fûzoku bijin tokei)

「風俗美人時計 申ノ刻」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #256.9, and fig. 19; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 106.3.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.1 cm (14 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6419

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6419, 21.6615

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#366); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection