Courtesans of the New Yoshiwara Parading under Cherry Trees at Night: Hanamachi of the Nagaki-rô in Edo-machi Itchôme (R), Koguruma of the Naka-Manji-rô in Kado-chô (C), and Nagao of the Owari-rô in Edo-machi Itchôme (L)

夜桜傾城道中 「新吉原江戸町一丁目 永喜楼 花町」 「新吉原江戸町中万字楼 小車」 「新吉原江戸町一丁目 尾張楼 長尾」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.4 x 46.6 cm (8 7/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45403a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41164a-c, 11.45403a-c (creped)

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)

一恵斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:申九改
彫師:なし

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