Temporary Lodgings of the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara karitaku no zu)

「新吉原仮宅之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1816 (Bunka 13)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yasu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #168; Seikado, Kunisada (exh. cat., 1996), #14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.9 x 79.7 cm (15 5/16 x 31 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.132-4

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 20.132 (right), 20.133 (left), 20.134 (center)

Unidentified publisher’s mark.
The Yoshiwara operated in temporary quarters following a fire on the third day of the 5th month, 1816 (Bunka 13).
 文化13年5月3日の火事により、吉原は仮宅で営業を行う。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Kunisada ga (on center and left sheets)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, ?
改印:極、弐方

Provenance

1920, gift of the Estate of Henry Adams to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Henry Adams