Enjoying the Cool Air at Nakasu (Sakô suzumi), from the series A Contest of Fashionable Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Tôsei yûri bijin awase)

「当世遊里美人合 叉江涼」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0340; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #3.14, and pl. 98; Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5637

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13892, 21.5637

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection