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

「青楼十二時 続 未ノ刻」

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, #157; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #369; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #35.8; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 129.2.4; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #194; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #63

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6370

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14570, 21.6370

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Vignier collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection