Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I, Japanese, 1769-1825
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Date ca. between 1800 and 1805
Medium Ink and paint on silk
Dimensions Overall: 63 7/8 × 23 7/8 inches (162.2 × 60.6 cm)
Image: 26 × 16 5/8 inches (66 × 42.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund; gifts from Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb by exchange
Accession Number 1984.20
Department Asian Art
Not On View
Signed Signed, left side, center: Utagawa Toyokuni ga
Marks Stamps, in red, below signature: [two artist's seals]
Klaus F. Naumann;
1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu

Ukiyo-e Taisei

Bulletin of the DIA. Annual Report. 1984, p. 10 (fig 10).

"La Chronique des Arts, Principales Acquisitions des Musees en 1984," Gazette des Beaux-arts. Supplement, no. 1394. March 1985, pl. 221.

"Family Art Game," DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press. April 25, 1993, p.5 (ill.).

Akiko, Yosano. River of Stars. Boston, 1997, cover photo.