Women Overnight Guests, a Triptych (Fujin tomari-kyaku no zu, sanmai-tsuzuki)

「婦人泊まり客之図 三枚続」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #194; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #91.1-3, and pls. 142-4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 16.1.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #227; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73 cm (14 3/4 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6328-30

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.6328 (left), 21.6329 (center), 21.6330 (right)

MFA impressions: 06.1049 (center sheet only), 21.6328-30 (complete triptych)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on left and center sheets)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection