Love that Rarely Meets (Mare ni au koi) from the series Anthology of Poems: the Love Section (Kasen koi no bu)

「歌選恋之部 稀二逢恋」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #137 (with title, signature, and publisher's mark); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #29.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 48.2.1(with title, signature, and publisher's mark); Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #283 (no marks)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.3 cm (14 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.257

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14324, 34.257

Title, signature, and publisher’s mark (Tsutaya Jûzaburô) not on this impression.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter