Ha... of the Southern Station (Nan'eki ha-jirushi)

「   印 南駅は印」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #222; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #93.1.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 52.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #443 (no text); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #101 (no text)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.287

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 18.287, 21.6467

From a series that circumvents the prohibition against writing women’s names on prints by giving only the first syllable of each name.

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