To... of the Land of Geisha (Geikuni to-jirushi)

「芸国と印」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #93.3.1, and pl. 61; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 52.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #239

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.8 cm (15 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6469

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series that circumvents the prohibition against writing women’s names on prints by giving only the first syllable of each name.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection