The Third Month, from an untitled pentaptych of the Five Festivals (Gosekku)

五節句 三月

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #264; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pls. 152-6 (complete); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 29.1.1-5 (complete); Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #s 701-3 (sheets 1, 3, 4)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.5 cm (14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.264

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center right sheet of incomplete pentaptych.

MFA impressions: 06.1767 (C only), 11.14195VR (11.14195, 11.14198, 11.14332, 11.14337, 11.14341; complete), 18.291-5 (complete), 34.264 (CR only)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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