The Great Gate of the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara daimon), from the series Famous Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô meisho)

「東京名所 吉原大門」

Japanese
Meiji era
about 1898 (Meiji 31)
Artist Kawasaki Kyosen (Japanese, 1877–1942)


Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.6 x 24.7 cm (6 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.62.13

Medium or Technique

Lithograph; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Album of 12 horizontal sheets (3 by Raisai, 9 by Kyosen) plus vertical title page (by Raisai): 2000.62.1 to 2000.62.13. There were additional prints in the series, by these and other artists; some of them have the name and address of Osaka publisher Nagano Risuke, and the date 1898.
 長野利助

Signed

Kyosen sha
巨泉写

Markings

Artist's seal: Kyosen

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection