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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.589
People
Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese (1753 - 1806)
Published by Izumiya Ichibei
Title
Hour of the Rat [midnight]: The Mistress (Ne no koku, mekake), from the series A Clock of the Customs of Beauties (Fûzoku bijin tokei)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 「子ノ刻 妾 風俗美人時計」
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1798-1799
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Tôkyô Metropolitan Area, Tôkyô
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Technique
Woodblock print
Dimensions
Vertical ôban: H. 38.6 cm x W. 26.3 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Utamaro hitsu
  • seal: Publisher's seal: Izumiya Ichibei (泉市版)
  • (not assigned): Signature: Utamaro hitsu (歌麿筆)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.4.589
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 61, p. 60

Exhibition History

Masterworks of Ukiyo-e, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/20/1996 - 01/12/1997

32Q: 2700 Impressionism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/12/2016 - 08/11/2016

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