Women's Party with Gidayû Ballad Recital

義太夫のおさらい会

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pls. 172-4 (three right sheets only, with signatures removed; Achenbach Foundation); Album of Old Japanese Prints of the Ukiyo-ye School Reproduced from the Collection of Ken-ichi Kawaura (1919), #140 (complete pentaptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 37 x 125.4 cm (14 9/16 x 49 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7820-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, left to right: 21.7820, 21.7821, 21.7822, 21.7823, 21.7824

MFA impressions: 21.7820-4, 34.393a-e

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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