Playing Games in the Garden of the Kankanrô in the Yoshiwara

吉原歓々楼遊興

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0958; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #61; Ukiyo-e shûka 15 (1980), pls. 124-6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 3.5 x 74 cm (1 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7491-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7491 (left), 21.7492 (center), 21.7493 (right)

MFA impressions: Iseya edition, earlier: 11.22996-8, 21.7494-6; Wakasaya edition, later: 21.7491-3

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)
清長画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection