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Three Fashionable Beauties (Fûryû san bijin): Matsumura of the Matsubaya (R), Uryûno of the Okamotoya (C), and Tachibana of the Tsuruya (L)

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Triptych: 11.17858 (left), 11.17859 (center), 11.17860 (right)


Eizan hitsu (on each sheet) 英山筆


Unidentified publisher's mark, Genshoku #195. Censor's seal: kiwame


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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #70 (center sheet only, no photo)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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