Three Lucky New Year Dreams: Fuji, Falcon, Eggplant

初夢見立 一富士二鷹三茄子

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #214.1-3; Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), p. 171, figs. 77-9; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 37.2.1-3 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.1 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6423

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.14482-3 (two left sheets), *11.23009 (left sheet only, deaccessioned in 2012), 21.6423 (right sheet only)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection