The Immortal Hama (Liu Hai), represented by Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya, kamuro Shirabe and Matsuno (Gama, Tamaya uchi Hanamurasaki, Shirabe, Matsuno), from the series Eight Immortals in the Art of Love (Enchû hassen)

「艶中八仙 蝦蟇 玉屋内 花紫 しらへ まつの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #83.8, and pl. 122; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 123-4 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 23.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6570

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14351, 21.6570

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection