A Triptych of Courtesans (Seirô sanpukutsui)

「青楼三幅対」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Murataya Ichigorô (Muraichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #209, and pl. 53; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 180.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6375

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14191, 21.6375

Signed

Kitagawa Utamaro hitsu
喜多川歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#344); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection