Three Beauties of the Yoshiwara (Seirô san bijin)

「青楼三美人」

Japanese
Edo period
1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #96; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #82, and pl. 36; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 85.3.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #172

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6384

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

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