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Three Drunken Courtesans, a Triptych: the Angry Drunk, the Weepy Drunk, the Giggly Drunk (Keisei sannin yoi, sanpuku no uchi: haratate jôgo, naki jôgo, warai jôgo)

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Diptych (right and left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.14424 (left), 11.14432 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14424VR (11.14424, 11.14432; right and left sheets only), 11.14530-2


Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #59.1-3, and pls. 130-2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 11.3.1-3


Vertical aiban diptych

Accession Number

11.14424, 11.14432

Medium or Technique

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