Right-hand sheet of a triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
15 x 10 in. (38.1 x 25.4 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
Utamaro expanded the scope of the bijin-ga, prints of beautiful women, by removing the traditional idealizing constraints of the genre and placing beautiful women in the context of ordinary life. Among the themes he explored in this broadening of his subject matter were the activities of the kitchen.
Signature: Utamaro hitsu
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)Date: probably 1789Medium: Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style); ink, color, mica, and gold-leaf on paperAccession: 2013.897On view in:Not on view