Courtesans of the Three Cities: from Shimabara in Kyoto (R), Yoshiwara in Edo (C), and Shinmachi in Osaka (L)

三都の遊女 「京 島原」 「江戸 吉原」 「大阪 新町」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1755
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 236, #9

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych on horizontal ôban sheet; 36.4 x 52.8 cm (14 5/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6869

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Uncolored impression of the left sheet only (probably a modern impression from an old block): RES.21.323

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro ga (on right and left designs), Torii Kiyomitsu ga (on center design)
鳥居清広画、鳥居清満画

Markings

No publisher's mark
Artists' seals: Kiyohiro (right and left), Kiyomitsu (center)
Collector's seal: unidentified
版元:なし

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection