Young Woman Playing the Shamisen

Shamisen o hiku bijin zu
三味線を弾く美人図

Japanese
Edo period
about Bunka 1–3 (1804–06)
Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-270; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 44

Dimensions

Image: 41.5 x 83 cm (16 5/16 x 32 11/16 in.) Overall: 170 x 109 cm (66 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.4642

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Poems by Kon’ya Yasuzome, Sanpachi Ichinari, Yamabuki Tamaru, Nekkara Shirane, and Tsūyōtei
紺屋安染、三八市成、山吹多丸、根事良白音、通用亭

Signed

Utamaro hitsu

Provenance

Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum.

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection