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The Hour of the Rat

Artist: Utamaro
Date: ca.1798
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e, 10 by 15 inches
Description: From the series, 'Customs of Women in the Twelve Hours'. A mother aroused at the midnight hour emerges from the mosquito net around her bed to hold out her baby who, barely awake, rubs his sleepy eyes.
Series: Fuzoku Bijin Tokei
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei
Condition: Fine. Pristine colour.
Impression: Fine
Notes: Illustrated in Henri Vever Collection, Part I, Plate 211; British Museum's The Passionate Art of Utamaro, Plate 316; Shibui Zuten, page 106 and Tokyo National Museum Vol.2 Plate 1966.
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