Musashi Province, from the series Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers (Fûryû Mu Tamagawa)

「風流六玉川 武蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #266.4; Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), p. 176, figs. 143-145 (left half of hexaptych); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 167.3.4; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #664

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 24.4 cm (15 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6508

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sheet 4 (from right) of incomplete hexaptych.

MFA impressions:
Sheet 1 (Yamashiro): 11.2256, 11.14465
Sheet 2 (Ômi): 11.14468, 11.14469, 11.24904
Sheet 3 (Settsu): 11.1969, 11.14449, 11.24902
Sheet 4 (Musashi): 11.2033, 11.14472, 11.24913, 21.6508
Sheet 5 (Mutsu): 11.2273, 11.14473, 11.24966
Sheet 6 (Kii): 11.1993, 11.24903
Virtual records: 11.14465VR (11.14465, 11.14469, 11.14449, 11.14472, 11.14473; lacks left sheet), 11.24902VR (11.24902, 11.24903, 11.24904, 11.24913, 11.24966; lacks right sheet)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection