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Courtesans Playing Kickball in the Garden of the Chôjiya

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 21.7479 (left), 21.7480 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画

Marks

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

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster 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 1791–93 (Kansei 3–5)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 173 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.4 x 51.6 cm (15 1/2 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7479-80

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints