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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro II (二代目喜多川歌麿)

Print: Famous Product: Mount Fuji White Sake (Meibutsu fuji no shirozake - 名物富士の白酒) -
left-hand panel of a triptych

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Dates: 1807,created
Dimensions: 9.875 in,14.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Utamaro hitsu (哥麿筆)
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei
(Marks 180 - seal 25-365)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Date seal: 12/1807

Related links: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil - center panel only; Mead Art Museum, Amherst - full triptych; Adachi Museum - full triptych;

Physical description:

Is this a glorified advertisement in print form? Possibly. Yamakawa (mountain rivers - 山川) is still the name of a distillery in Japan.


The complete triptych is in the Kitakyūshū Municipal Museum of Art, illustrated in color in Ukiyoe Museums in Japan (Nihon no ukiyoe bijutsukan - 日本の浮世絵美術館), vol. 6, pp. 84-85.