Courtesans Imitating the Four Sleepers (Yûkun shisui), from a set of courtesan parodies

「遊君 四睡(しすい)」

Japanese
Meiji-era impression from Edo-period block
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #M (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 28.6 x 43 cm (11 1/4 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1104

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1104, 06.1165

Proof by Yamanaka from block RES.06.4

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection