Courtesan Parading with Two Kamuro

道中の遊女と禿

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Komatsuken (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #623; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 605; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 167, #4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 19.5 cm (10 7/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5693

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19711 (first state?), 21.5693 (second state, without designer’s signature)

Signed

Komatsuken ga
小松軒画

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 21, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #252; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection