Women Imitating an Imperial Procession

御所車見立て行列

Japanese
Edo period
1806 (Bunka 3), 1st month
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #245.1-3, and pls. 211-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 31.3.1-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 79 cm (15 3/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7709-11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7709 (left), 21.7710 (center), 21.7711 (right)

MFA impressions: *11.14385VR (*11.14385, *11.14434; two right sheets only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.14480-1 (two right sheets only), 21.7706-8 (complete triptych), 21.7709-11 (complete triptych)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, shô (i.e. first month)
改印:極、正

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