The Merchant's Wife (Okami-san), from the series Variegations of Bloooms According to their Speech (Saki-wake kotoba no hana)

「咲分ヶ言葉の花 おかみさん」

Japanese
Edo period
1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yama-Mura (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #405; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #501.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 75.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #584; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #264

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

18.312

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips