Courtesans of the Tamaya at Edo-machi Itchôme in the New Yoshiwara: Makiginu, kamuro Yukari (R), and Masanagi, kamuro Yoshino and Tatsuta (L)

「新吉原江戸町壱町目 玉弥内 巻絹 ゆかり」 「新吉原江戸町壱丁目 玉弥内 政那木 よしの たつ田」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moritaya Hanzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.4 x 52.6 cm (15 1/8 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40079a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably two right sheets from a triptych or larger polyptych.

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

香蝶楼国貞画

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