Courtesans of the Three Cities: from Shimabara in Kyoto (R), Yoshiwara in Edo (C), and Shinmachi in Osaka (L)

三都の遊女 「京 島原」 「江戸 吉原」 「大阪 新町」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1755
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 236, #9

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych on horizontal ôban sheet; 36.4 x 52.8 cm (14 5/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6869

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro ga (on right and left designs), Torii Kiyomitsu ga (on center design)
鳥居清広画、鳥居清満画

Markings

No publisher's mark
Artists' seals: Kiyohiro (right and left), Kiyomitsu (center)
Collector's seal: unidentified
版元:なし

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection