Three Girls (Sannin musume)

「三人娘」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

34.420a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.15683-5 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.29594VR (11.29594, 11.29595, 11.45264), 34.420a-c, RES.54.187.8 (left sheet only)

Inscription

「ひとりあねさんつゝみか上手」
「ひとりあねさん下谷にこさる」
「おらかあねさん三人こさる」「一り姉さんたいこか上手」

Signed

Konomi ni yorite Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Konomi ni makase Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Konomi makasete Kunisada ga (on left sheet)
好によりて 国貞画  好にまかせ 国貞画  好まかせて 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter