Women under Cherry Blossoms, from the series Contest of Contemporary Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Tôsei yûri bijin awase)

「当世遊里美人合」 花下酔美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0341; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #3.15, and pls. 96-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 50.5 cm (14 15/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7425-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7425 (left), 21.7426 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13969-70, 21.7425-6

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)
清長画

Provenance

January 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection