Flowers of Doteshita (Dote no hana), from the series Contest of Contemporary Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Tôsei yûri bijin awase)

「当世遊里美人合 土手花」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1782 (Tenmei 2)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0335; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #3.9, and pl. 20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.8 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5638

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13888, 21.5638

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