Women Imitating the Procession of a Korean Ambassador

見立て唐人行列

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #285; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #407.7.1-7, and pls. 160-6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 26.1.1 to 27.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1951), #413; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #348

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.2 cm (15 1/4 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14387

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Third sheet (from right) of incomplete heptaptych.

MFA impressions: 11.14387 (one sheet only), 21.6559-65 (complete heptaptych)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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