Yoshiwara Courtesan Seated by a Lamp, from an untitled harimaze series of Famous Places in Edo

江戸名所張交 遊女 (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, aiban #18 (series of 17 prints, not listed individually); Matsuki 1939, #591 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical aiban sheet; 13.2 x 13.3 cm (5 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8882

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a harimaze sheet with five designs, including one calligraphy and four pictures.

MFA impressions: 06.761a (Yoshiwara only), 21.8881 (Tamagawa only), 21.2882 (Yoshiwara only), RES.54.18 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection