Flowers of Yamashita (Yamashita no hana), from the series Comparing the Charms of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin irokurabe)

「当世美人色競 山下花」

Japanese
Edo period
late 1780s (Tenmei to Kansei era)
Artist Kitao Masanobu (Santô Kyôden) (Japanese, 1761–1816)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #74; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1384

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.1 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5708

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.5708, 34.364

Signed

Kitao Masanobu ga
北尾政演画

Provenance

March 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from H. Appleton collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection