Preparing Food for a Nightingale, from the album Men's Stamping Dance (Otoko tôka)

男踏歌 鶯の餌すり

Japanese
Edo period
1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #481; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 153

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 38.9 cm (10 3/16 x 15 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6361

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39398, 21.6361

From an album of 16 leaves, a kyôka anthology with six illustrations by Tôrin, Utamaro, Shigemasa, Ekishi, Eishi, and Hokusai.
The complete book: 2011.794

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection