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THE PERIOD OF UTAMARO
- Rain shower, in the middle a pair of lovers under an umbrella.
- Cleaning of a "Green House."
Of three sheets:—
- The dance of a geisha in a nobleman's palace (according to Fenollosa, No. 316, who places it at about 1792, his most beautiful composition).
- Taigo Hideyoshi, the conqueror of Korea, with his five wives; an allusion to the ruling Shogun Iyenari, on account of which Utamaro was thrown into prison.
- A fashionable wedding, in front of the bride three saké-cups.
- Saké, seven kinds of drunkenness depicted by women.
- New Year's day, a woman holding out to other women a skein of thread.
- Daikoku, god of wealth, painting his own likeness, surrounded by women.
- The various processes of wood-engraving.
- Three groups under cherry trees (cited by Fenollosa, No. 344, as characteristic of his latest period).
- Women on a journey, three of them under a mosquito net.
- Gathering kaki (persimmons), very rich and life-like, drawn broadly.
- A prince with basket of shell-fish among salt-carriers.
- The Riogoku Bridge over the Sumida River, with nine women on it.
- Night festival on the Sumida, women and children on the banks are seen against the dark water.
- Women chasing fireflies.
- Snow, moon, and flower, represented by women.
- Women representing the Seven Gods of Fortune, in a boat of which the prow has the shape of a dragon.
- Similar representation, the prow of the boat in the figure of the bird Howo: 1805.
- Children dressed up as the Seven Gods of Fortune on a boat-shaped car drawn by women.
- Spring occupations, in allusion to the Seven Gods of Fortune.
- The pilgrimage to Ise, women wading through the water on the seashore facing the double cliff Meotoiwa.
- The cranes of the Shogun Yoritomo (1190).
- The awabi (shell-fish) girls (diving girls); a print for which 1050 francs was paid at the Burty sale, 1871, and 1300 francs at the Goncourt sale, 1897. In the centre is a woman nursing a child;