Three Courtesans Reading a Letter, Smoking, and Playing the Shamisen, from the book Ehon tokiwagusa, vol. III

絵本常盤草

Japanese
Edo period
about 1730 (Kyôhô 15)
Artist Nishikawa Sukenobu (Japanese, 1671–1750)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Ehon (2006), pp. 78-9; Toda, Ryerson cat. (1931), pp. 131-3

Dimensions

Two pages; 21 x 32.5 cm (8 1/4 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6222

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
The intact book: 2006.1343.1-3 (complete), 2006.1593 (vol. I only)
Illustrations cut out of book and mounted as prints: 21.6216 to 21.6225; 53.2804a-b to 53.2809; RES.50.109; RES.53.226 to RES.53.232a-b

Signed

(these pages unsigned)

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#143); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection