Courtesans and Gods of Good Fortune: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, with Ebisu (R); Yatsuhashi of the Naka-Manjiya, with Daikoku (C); Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, with Benzaiten (L)

「松葉屋内 代々山」(恵比寿)  「中万字屋内 八ッ橋」(大黒)  「扇屋内 花扇」(弁財天)

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.4 cm (14 9/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36643a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Okonomi ni tsuki Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

御好ニ付国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection