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Courtesans of the Matsubaya, a Triptych (Matsubaya sanmai tsuzuki), from right: Utagawa, kamuro Tamiji and Chidori; Matsuyama, kamuro Futaba and Midori; Wakana, kamuro Nenohi and Komatsu; Seyama, kamuro Iroka and Yukari; Kisegawa, kamuro Takeno and Sasano

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One sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Eishi ga 栄之画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#345); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #126; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 176, list no. 167 (another sheet, with one sheet from an Ôgiya triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 25.5 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4852

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints