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A Triptych of Courtesans (Seirô sanpukutsui)

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MFA impressions: 11.14191, 21.6375

Signed

Kitagawa Utamaro hitsu 喜多川歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#344); 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 1793 (Kansei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #209, and pl. 53; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 180.1.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6375

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints