Geisha of Tachibana-chô (Kitsugi), from the series Contest of Contemporary Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Tôsei yûri bijin awase)

「当世遊里美人合 橘妓」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0332; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #3.6, and pl. 17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1281

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1281, 11.13890

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)

清長画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection