Winter Flowers: Chrysanthemums, from the book Seirô bijin awase sugata kagami (Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Green Houses), vol. 2, picture 14, sheets 13-14

青楼美人合姿鏡 菊

Japanese
Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820), Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Ehon (2006), pp. 94-99; Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 5 (1990), p. 121, col. 1; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), pp. 180-81

Dimensions

Two pages; 25.9 x 30.6 cm (10 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.468

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The book was jointly published by Tsutaya Jûzaburô and Yamazaki Kinbei, and jointly designed by Shigemasa and Shunshô; but it is not clear which artist was responsible for which illustrations.

MFA impressions of the intact book: 2006.1749.1-3, 2006.1814, 2006.1815 (b/w illustrations)
One complete set of 20 illustrations for Vol. 1, cut apart and mounted as two-page spreads: (1) 11.19784; (2) 11.14973; (3) 11.20973; (4) 11.20979; (5) 11.14974; (6) 11.20977; (7) 11.20983; (8) 11.20972; (9) 11.20978; (10) 11.20975; (11) 11.20974; (12) 11.20969; (13) 11.20981; (14) 11.14862; (15) 11.20984; (16) 11.20982; (17) 11.20976; (18) 11.20970; (19) 11.20980; (20) 11.20971
Also, the four floral designs, cut out and mounted as two-page spreads: RES.21.466 (dup. of 11.19784), RES.21.467 (vol. 2, picture 1), RES.21.468 (vol. 2, picture 14), RES.21.469 (dup. of 11.20969)

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection