Yamauba Tying Kintaro's Top Knot While He Makes Faces in the Mirror

山姥と金太郎 髪結い、あかんべい

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–1805 (Kansei 7–Bunka 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #720; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 209.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #385; similar design: Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #259

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.313

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips