Comparisons of Flowers and Beauties (Hana soroe bijin kurabe): Yuzuri of Shinbashi (R), Sono of Shinbashi (C), and Tori of Shinbashi (L)

「花揃美人くらへ」「新はし ゆつり」 「新はし その」 「新はし とり」

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Masadaya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.9 cm (14 9/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.1237-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1237 (right), 00.1238 (left), 00.1239 (center)

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:未四改
彫師:片田彫長

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