Picture of Three Beauties (Sannin bijin ga): A Courtesan of the Yoshiwara in Edo (Edo Yoshiwara tayû), a Geisha of Osaka (Ôsaka geiko), and a Geisha's Assistant from the Gion District of Kyoto (Kyô Gion nakai)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unidentified, Japanese


Dimensions

47 x 37.7 cm (18 1/2 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41708

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection