Courtesans Parading at New Year: Sanshû of the Tsutaya

「蔦屋内三しう」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790 (Kansei 2)
Artist Gokyô (Japanese, active about 1789–1801)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C24; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 534 (R only), list no. D24; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Gokyô list, #s 3-4; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 4, V&A I (1989), pl. 113 (R); Hizô 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, pl. 186 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.3 cm (15 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8406

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete diptych.
MFA impressions: 11.14959-60 (diptych), 21.8406 (left sheet only)

Signed

Eishi monjin Gokyô ga

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection