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; 37.1 x 76.7 cm (14 5/8 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.288-90

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): 18.288 (left), 18.289 (right), 18.290 (center)

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

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

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips