Courtesans of the Three Cities: from Shimabara in Kyoto, Tayû Hanamurasaki of the Kyôya; from Shin Yoshiwara in Edo, Somenosuke of the Matsubaya; from Shinmachi in Osaka, Daigaku Tayû of the Tsuchiya

三都の太夫たち 「京島原 きやう内 太夫花むらさき 江戸新吉原 まつばや内染之介 大阪新町 つち屋内 大学太夫」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #455; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #699, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 515

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.9 x 37.3 cm (9 7/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4514

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

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