Three Beauties Playing Tiger Ken: from right, Omiki of the Odawaraya in Shiba, Okita of the Naniwaya in Asakusa, and Ohisa of the Takashimaya in Ryôgoku (Toraken, Shibaya Odawaraya Miki, Asakusa Naniwaya Kita, Ryôgoku Takashima Hisa)

「とらけん」 「芝 おだわらや みき」、「浅草 なにハや きた」、「両国 高しま ひさ」

Japanese
Edo period
1790s
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal aiban; 23 x 32.7 cm (9 1/16 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14919

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection