An Assortment of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin soroe)

「当世美人揃」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1989), pl. 94

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1245a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiôsai Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouches (on right and center sheets), Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)

一鴬斎国周画(年玉枠) 国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:午三
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock