Courtesans of the Sanomatsuya: Matsushima, kamuro Wakashi and Sankichi (R); Kichô, kamuro Komiyo and Kotono (C), and Ume III (L)
「新吉原江戸町二丁目 佐野松屋内 松島」「わかし」「さんきち」 「新吉原江戸町二丁目 佐野松屋内 喜蝶」「こみよ」「ことの」 「新吉原江戸町二丁目 佐野松屋内 三代目梅」
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74.5 cm (14 5/8 x 29 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably part of a tetraptych, with 11.40091. Possibly out of order.
MFA impressions: *11.29943 (right sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), *11.29944 (left sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.40122a-c (triptych)
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection