Beauties of the Eastern Quarter (Tôhô no bijin), from the series Beauties of the East, West, North and South (Tôzainanboku no bijin)

「東西南北之美人 東方の美人」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1775 (An'ei 4)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), fig. 20; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #72; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1364

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.9 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5858

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14987, 21.5858

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection