Amusements of the Big Spenders: Flowers of the Night, a Collection of Beauties (Daijin asobi, Yoru no hana bijin-zoro[e]): Courtesans of the Naka-Manjiya: Renzan (R), Akashi (C), and Shizunoo (L)
「大尽遊 晩花美人揃（よるのはなひじんそろ）」 「中万字屋内 明石」 「中万字屋内 連山」 「中万字屋内 賎乃尾」
Not found in Marks et al., Genji's World (2012)
Vertical ôban triptych; 36 × 75.8 cm (14 3/16 × 29 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
In the background, on the boat Genji-maru, is Mitsuuji, the hero of Inaka Genji, sporting his distinctive shrimp-tail hairstyle.
Ôju Kunisada hitsu (on right sheet), Kunisada hitsu (on left and center sheets)
Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection