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Three Girls (Sannin musume)

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Triptych: 11.29594 (center), 11.29595 (left), 11.45264 (right) MFA impressions: 11.15683-5, 11.29594VR (11.29594, 11.29595, 11.45264), 34.420a-c, RES.54.187.8 (left sheet only)


「ひとりあねさんつゝみか上手」 「ひとりあねさん下谷にこさる」 「おらかあねさん三人こさる」「一り姉さんたいこか上手」


Konomi ni yorite Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Konomi ni makase Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Konomi makasete Kunisada ga (on left sheet) 好によりて 国貞画  好にまかせ 国貞画  好まかせて 国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1820s


Vertical ôban triptych; 38.3 x 76.5 cm (15 1/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29594, 11.29595, 11.45264

Medium or Technique

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