Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Naka-no-chô in the Yoshiwara

桜時の吉原仲之町

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791–93 (Kansei 3–5)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 171

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.5 x 129.3 cm (15 3/16 x 50 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7815-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, left to right: 21.7815, 21.7816, 21.7817, 21.7818, 21.7819

MFA impressions: 11.13852-6, 21.7815-9

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection