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Courtesans at the Great Gate of the Yoshiwara, from right: Utaura of the Kado-Tamaya, kamuro Hanaki and Chidori; Misayama of the Chôjiya, kamuro Wakaba and Teriha; Shinowara of the Tsuruya, kamuro Takeno and Sasano

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Triptych: 21.4827 (right), 21.4828 (center), 21.4829 (left) Right sheet: Utaura of the Kadotamaya, kamuro Haruki and Chidori Center sheet: Misayama of the Chôjiya, kamuro Teriha and Wakaba Left sheet: Shinowara of the Tsuruya


Eishi ga (on each sheet) 栄之画


Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極


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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1792 (Kansei 4)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #54 (R only, combined with two sheets from a different triptych?); Ukiyo-e shûka 10 (1979), pl. 116 (R only); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 168 (center sheet), list no. 125, and fig. 173 (right sheet), list no. 138


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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