Yoshiwara Street Scene: Women Walking

吉原の人物(女)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese, After Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694)


Catalogue Raisonné

A print by Toyokuni I based on the same Moronobu original: Forrer, Surimono (2013), #45; Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #45

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 19.6 x 27.6 cm (7 11/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.3206.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of a pair, with 17.3206.8.

According to Forrer 2013, the various prints of this subject are based on a painting by Moronobu once in the collection of Santô Kyôden (Kitao Masanobu). He mentions (but does not illustrate) two prints in Leiden, probably from the 1870s, that may be the same as MFA 17.3206.7 and 17.3206.8.

Signed

Nihonga Hishikawa Moronobu zu

Markings

Artist's seal: Moronobu

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection