Somando of the Ôgiya, from the series Flowers for the Five Festivals (Gosetsu no hana awase), first edition

「五節花合せ 扇屋 蓬莱仙」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ise-Yo (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), fig. 62; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #395.5.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 32.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #340

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

34.263

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete pentaptych.

MFA impressions: 11.14248 (later edition, with new gray block), 34.263 (earlier edition)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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