Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Yoshiwara (Seirô bijin awase)
「青楼美人合 丁子屋 雛鶴 つるし つるの」
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 181
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.2 cm (15 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Perhaps the only known impression? Hizô 2 notes only two designs in the series, not including this one.
No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection