Interior of a Bathhouse

女湯

Japanese
Edo period
about 1787 (Tenmei 7)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Iseya Jisuke (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0844; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #41, and pls. 146-7; Ukiyo-e shûka 12 (1980), pls. 128-9 (Guimet); Chiba 2007, pl. 125 (Kawasaki Isago no Sato Mus.)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.7 x 52 cm (15 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.46-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 30.46 (right), 30.47 (left)

Formerly the property of Edgar Degas. This is the second state, with a slight change in the figure of the standing woman on the right sheet, to make her pose more modest. An impression of the first state is in the Musee Guimet, Paris. A recently discovered third impression, also the first state, is in the Kawasaki Isago no Sato Museum.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Given by Tadamasa Hayashi (b. 1853 - d. 1906), Paris to Edgar Degas (b. 1834 - d. 1917), Paris; November 6-7, 1918, Degas print collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 324, sold for 3,500 francs to Henri Vever; 1927, sold by Vever to Yamanaka and Co., New York; 1930, by exchange from Yamanaka to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, by exchange