The Third Princess (Nyosan no Miya) and Her Cat, from an untitled series of classical beauties

平安朝の美人 女三宮

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0638, and pl. LX; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #17, pl. 41

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 26 cm (15 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.61

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Prints in the set:
Ono no Komachi, 21.5479
Lady Ise (or Akazome Emon?), 21.5613
Murasaki Shikibu, 11.1882
Kunai-kyô (or Sei Shônagon?), 34.1289
Nyosan no Miya, 19.61

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

1919, sold by Mr. Lodge to the MFA (Accession Date: February 27, 1919)

Credit Line

Francis Gardner Curtis Fund