Woman Reading a Letter, from the series Ten Classes of Women's Physiogonomy (Fujo ninsô juppon)

「婦女人相十品」 文読む女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #62; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #18.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 491.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #105; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.5 cm (14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6392

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Sôkan Utamaro kôga (Thoughtfully drawn by Utamaro the physiognomist)
相見歌麿考画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection