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 (1941), #413; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #348

Dimensions

Vertical ôban heptaptych; 39.1 x 181.1 cm (15 3/8 x 71 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6559-65

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Heptaptych, left to right: 21.6559, 21.6560, 21.6561, 21.6562, 21.6563, 21.6564, 21.6565

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

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 432); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection