New Year's Day in the Yoshiwara

廓の新年

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), pl. 85; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1708 (left sheet only); Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #213 (center sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 78.1 cm (14 15/16 x 30 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7512-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7512 (left), 21.7513 (center), 21.7514 (right)
MFA impressions: 11.14767-8 (two right sheets only), 21.7512-4 (complete triptych)
The courtesans are:
Katachino of the Ôgiya, kamuro Wakana and Kochô (right)
Segawa of the Matsubaya, kamuro Inashi and Yukari (center)
Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Kochô and Tsuruji (left)

Signed

Shunchô ga (on each sheet)
春潮画

Markings

Artist's seal: Chûrin

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection