Wedding Scene, a Triptych (Konrei no zu, sanmai tsuzuki)

「婚礼之図 三枚続」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1805 (Bunka 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #356.1-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 38.2.4, 39.2.1-2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #346 (all); Album of Old Japanese Prints of the Ukiyo-ye School Reproduced from the Collection of Ken-ichi Kawaura (1919), #135 (all)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76 cm (14 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7688-90

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych (right half of hexaptych): 21.7688 (left), 21.7689 (center), 21.7690 (right)

MFA impressions: 18.288-90, 21.7688-90

Center sheet only of left half of hexaptych: 11.14333

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 192); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection