Courtesans Playing Kickball in the Garden of the Chôjiya

丁子屋庭先の蹴鞠

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791–93 (Kansei 3–5)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 173 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.4 x 51.6 cm (15 1/2 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7479-80

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 21.7479 (left), 21.7480 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection