Two Geisha on a Balcony by the River

河辺楼上の二妓

Japanese
Edo period
about 1782 (Tenmei 2)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0415; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #482; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #655

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 62.8 x 12.3 cm (24 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5551

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21275, 21.5551

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection