Courtesans Imitating the Four Sleepers (Yûkun shisui), from a set of courtesan parodies

「遊君 四睡(しすい)」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #M (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 29.3 x 39.5 cm (11 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1165

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1104, 06.1165

Woodblock: RES.06.4

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

Provenance

1900, purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1906 gift of Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection