Fond of Talking (Hanashizuki), from the series Eight Views of Favorite Things in the Modern World (Tôsei kôbutsu hakkei)

「当世好物八景 はなし好」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #262.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 107.2.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6499

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14303, 21.6499

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#581); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection