Contest of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin awase): Geisha Visiting the Yanagishima Myôken Temple

「当盛美人合」 柳島妙見に芸者

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832–33 (Tenpô 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #164 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3211.25

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
It is unclear whether the title “Contest of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin awase)” refers to a series or to this work only.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection