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New Year's Day in the Yoshiwara

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Triptych: 21.7512 (left), 21.7513 (center), 21.7514 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14767-8 (two right sheets only), 21.7512-4 (complete triptych) The courtesans are: Katachino of the Ôgiya, kamuro Wakana and Kochô (right) Segawa of the Matsubaya, kamuro Inashi and Yukari (center) Hinazuru of the...

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Shunchô ga (on each sheet) 春潮画


Artist's seal: Chûrin


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.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), pl. 85; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1708 (left sheet only); Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #213 (center sheet only)


Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 78.1 cm (14 15/16 x 30 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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