Two Beauties, from the series Beauties of the Eastern Quarter (Tôhô bijin no zu)

「東方美人之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1775 (An'ei 4)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #272; the series: Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #126 (this design mentioned but not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5859

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection