Jun 26, 2014
Jan 16, 2006

Elegant Pleasures of the Four Seasons

Elegant Pleasures of the Four Seasons

c. 1782

attributed to Kitagawa Utamaro

(Japanese, 1753–1806)

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Sheet: 26.1 x 39.1 cm (10 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

Bequest of Edward L. Whittemore 1930.196



The title of this print suggests a series of four, but only this wintry print is known. A boy has dropped his toy wrestlers as he is hoisted up to a woman who has been enjoying a book at the heated table. Her companion buries her head beneath the blanket to stay warm, her bare feet exposed by a girl tending the hot coals in the pit in the floor.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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