The Wife (Kakaa), from the series Variegations of Blooms According to their Speech (Saki-wake kotoba no hana)

「咲分けヶ言葉の花 かゝア」

Japanese
Edo period
1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yama-Mura (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #402 (this design described but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #501.8; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 75.2.4; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #262

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26.2 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.311

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips