Kyoto: The Style of Merchant-class Ladies' Maids (Kyô, Machikata jochû no fû), from the book Onna geibun sansai zue, vol. 5

女芸文三才図会 「京 町方女中の風」

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Tsukioka Settei (Japanese, 1710–1786)


Dimensions

One page; 23.6 x 15.7 cm (9 5/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.214

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two pages shot together: RES.53.214 (left), RES.53.215 (right)
The intact book: 2009.3775.1-4 (volumes 2-5 only); MFA impressions of this page: 21.5785, RES.53.214
In this posthumous edition of the book, several pages at the beginning of each volume are printed in black, pink, and green, with the remaining illustrations in ink only. In the MFA impression of the book, these two illustrations are adjacent to each other, but their order is reversed.

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse