Kitagawa Utamaro art links 


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Kitagawa Utamaro: Okita of the Naniwaya Teahouse, ca.1790


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Kitagawa Utamaro

[Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaker, 1754-1806]

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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
3 woodblock prints online

Notable SiteCleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Many works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Notable SiteKitagawa Utamaro at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteTokyo National Museum, Japan
2 works online

Notable SiteWetmore Print Collection at Connecticut College
1 print online

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
8 works online

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Girl dressing a companion's hair

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The courtesan Hanazuma

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
The courtesan Hinakoto

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
The poetess Ono-no-Komachi

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Two Women Resting by Palanquin, ca.1800

Chester Beatty Library and Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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The Courtesan Ichikawa of the Matsuba Establishment

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Kitagawa Utamaro in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Les curieuses

Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, Germany

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
The lovers Gompachi and Komurasaki

Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Two Geishas and a Tipsy Client

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, California

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Kitagawa Utamaro at the The British Museum, London, UK

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel

Tobacco & Salt Museum, Tokyo
4 prints

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, Missouri

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Art Market:
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Artelino Ukiyo-e Signatures

Signatures of Ukiyo-e Artists
Includes a brief description of how to interpret a Ukiyo-e signature

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami (Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Jim Breen's Ukiyo-E Gallery  

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
J. Noel Chiappa's Home Page

Nagoya TV Server - Ukiyo-e Museum

Viewing Japanese Prints

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Kitagawa Utamaro  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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Utamaro: Portraits from the Floating World


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Yama-Uba and Kintoki
Yama-Uba and Kintoki

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Woman Putting on Make-Up
Woman Putting on Make-Up

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Children Making A Snow Shishi And Rolling A Snowball
Children Making A Snow Shishi And Rolling A Snowball

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Portrait of a Woman
Portrait of a Woman

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Kitagawa Utamaro: The Lovers
The Lovers

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