Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (184.108.40.206) on September 11, 2013 at 22:07:40:
In Reply to: Utamaro ? posted by Mikael on September 06, 2013 at 21:10:52:
The series title of your print is 青楼仁和嘉全盛遊 (Seirô Niwaka zensei asobi - Entertainments of the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara in Full Swing). A number of different artists seem to have used this title for sets of prints. Among them are both Utamaro I and Utamaro II.
Even if your print is in very bad shape, there is no doubt that the signature reads "Utamaro hitsu". Having looked at a number of images of other prints with the same series title, I believe that yours most probably belongs to the same series as the print above, a work by Utamaro II in the collection of the MFA.
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