Woman Sitting on Edge of Veranda

高名茶屋女 腰掛美人

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #571.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 205.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #331 (1st ed.); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #134 (this ed.)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26.3 cm (14 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14347

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14347, 21.6587 (reproduction)

The version reproduced in Yoshida 1941, probably the first edition, has letters on the sign at upper right that are omitted in this edition.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection