The Immortal Qin Gao, represented by Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno (Kinkô, Chôjiya uchi Hinazuru, Tsuruji, Tsuruno), from the series Eight Immortals in the Art of Love (Enchû hassen)

「艶中八仙 琴高 丁子屋内 雛鶴 つるし つるの」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), p. 105, fig. 5; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #83.2, and pl. 50; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 134.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #198

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

21.6583

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14262, 21.6583

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection