The Interesting Type (Omoshiroki sô), from the series Ten Types in the Physiognomic Study of Women (Fujin sôgaku juttai)

「婦人相学十躰 面白キ相」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #56; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #18.5; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #111; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #39

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6390

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First state, including the title of the print as well as the series title.

Signed

Sômi Utamaro ga
相見歌麿画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection