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Courtesans of the Three Cities: from Shimabara in Kyoto (R), Yoshiwara in Edo (C), and Shinmachi in Osaka (L)

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Signed

Torii Kiyohiro ga (on right and left designs), Torii Kiyomitsu ga (on center design)

Marks

Artist's seal: Kiyomitsu (on each design) Collector's seal: unidentified

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; 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, about 1755

Catalogue Raisonné

Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 236, #9

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych on horizontal ôban sheet; 36.4 x 52.8 cm (14 5/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6869

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints