Courtesans Sango (R) and Kiriyama (L), from the book Midare Fuji, second edition

乱藤 「さんご」、「きりやま」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Ômori Yoshikiyo (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

06.368

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The book was formerly attributed to Furuyama Moroshige or Okumura Masanobu and was given the generic title Keisei ehon (Picture Book of Courtesans) The correct artist and title are now known from the surviving preface and colophon of the impression in the Chiba City Museum of Art. The first edition features a border around the edge of each sheet that is missing in the second edition.

MFA impressions:
Pages cut from book: 06.368, 06.369
Intact book: 2006.1604

Signed

(this page unsigned)
無款

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection