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Courtesans Viewing Cherry Blossoms

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 21.7431 (left), 21.7432 (right) MFA impressions: 11.13959 (C, key block), 11.14007-9 (complete triptych), 11.14010 (L), 11.14011 (C), 11.14012 (R), 21.7431-2 (L and C) The courtesans are, from the right: Nioteru of the Ôgiya, kamuro: Namiji and...

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Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

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, 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0797; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #38

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.2 x 52.7 cm (15 7/16 x 20 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7431-2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints