Lifesized Dolls in the Inner Temple at Asakusa (Asakusa okuyama iki ningyô); reprint of Tamatori-hime at the Dragon Palace (Tamatori-hime Ryûgû no zu)

「浅草奥山 生人形」 (竜宮玉取姫之図)

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri 2011, #113 (1st edition); Mueller et al., Competition & Collaboration (2007), #116 (1st); Suzuki 1992, #206 (1st); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T299; Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 1 (1977), p, 122 (1st)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 77 cm (14 13/16 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1099-101

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1099 (right), 00.1100 (center), 00.1101 (left)

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (right sheet); Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (center sheet); Igusa Kuniyoshi ga (left sheet)
朝櫻楼国芳画 一勇斎国芳画 井草国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 6
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku (on left sheet)
改印:福、村松、丑六
彫師:佐七刻

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock