Good Upbringing Is More Important than High Birth (Uji yori sodachi), from the series Precious Children as the Basis for Proverbs (Kodakara tatoe no fushi)

「子宝譬の節 氏よりそだち」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #199.3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 169.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #619; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #273

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6493

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

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection