Shamisen Canal (Shamisen-bori), from the series One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hyakunin bijo)

「江戸名所百人美女 三味せんぼり」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.786

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.786, 11.29987

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Kunihisa ga (inset)
豊国画(年玉枠)、国久画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午二
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock