Contest of Popular Beauties (Ryûkô bijin awase)

流行美人合

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôshûsai sale cat. no. 23 (7/2011), #144 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 25.4 cm (14 1/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

17.3214.9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych; title is on right sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.15107, 17.3214.9

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection