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   NEW!

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

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

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

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   NEW!
The Courtesan Ichikawa of the Matsuba Establishment

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

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

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

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Kitagawa Utamaro at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

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
6 works online when last checked

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

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
(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
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

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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  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

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.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Utamaro: Portraits from the Floating World


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