Three Girls (Sannin musume)

「三人娘」

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.187.8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

From an album: RES.54.187.1-.38

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

Inscription

「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 makasete Kunisada ga

好まかせて 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24