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Courtesans under Cherry Trees in Front of the Daikokuya

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Triptych: 21.7668 (left), 21.7669 (center), 21.7670 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14408 (left sheet only), 11.14548-50, 21.7668-70 The courtesans and their attendants, from the right: Nabiki of the Wakamatsuya, kamuro Takeji and Kikuji, with Naniwae, Hanasumi, Nanasato, and Nanahime Yoshino of...

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Signed

Utamaro ga (on each sheet) 歌麿画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 387); 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 1789–90 (Kansei 1–2)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #12.1-3, and pls. 96-8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.6 x 77.7 cm (15 9/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7668-70

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints