Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III and Courtesans

三代沢村宗十郎と遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783–84 (Tenmei 3–4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0606; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #78; Ukiyo-e shûka 7 (1979), pl. 101 (MM)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5472

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13895, 21.5472

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 21, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #269; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection