Woman Reading a Letter, from the series New Patterns of Brocade Woven in Utamaro Style (Nishiki-ori Utamaro-gata shin-moyô)

「錦織歌麿形新模様」 文読み

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–98 (Kansei 8–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #273; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #94.1.1, and pl. 14; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 132.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #73

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.4 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6440

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

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection