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Women on the Beach at Futami-ga-ura


Edo period
about 1803–04 (Kyôwa 3–Bunka 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, 1753–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #436; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #237.1-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 34.2.1-3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #331


Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 78.6 cm (15 3/8 x 30 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.14506 (right), 11.14507 (left), 11.14508 (center)

MFA impressions: 06.2577-9, 11.14506-8, 21.7685-7


Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆


No censor's seal 改印:なし


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