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Courtesans Parading at New Year: Sanshû of the Tsutaya

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One sheet of incomplete diptych. MFA impressions: 11.14959-60 (diptych), 21.8406 (left sheet only)


Eishi monjin Gokyô ga


September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1790 (Kansei 2)

  • Artist Gokyô, Japanese, active about 1765
Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C24; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 534 (R only), list no. D24; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Gokyô list, #s 3-4; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 4, V&A I (1989), pl. 113 (R); Hizô 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, pl. 186 (L)


Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.3 cm (15 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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