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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III); Tsutaya Kichizō, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1786–1865); Japanese (active ca. 1820–1890)
Title:Untitled Central Panel (Beauty Beside a Shrine Lantern), from "An Assortment of Fashionable Beauties" ('Ryūkō bijin awase')
Date Made:1836–1838
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 14 9/16 in x 10 1/16 in; 37.0 cm x 25.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.281
Credit Line:Gift of William Green

single panel of a vertical ōban triptych; bijinga; nishiki-e

Label Text:
This print is signed at lower-left "Kōchōrō Kunisada ga" ('drawn by Kōchōro Kunisada'), a signature used by the artist from ca. 1824–1861. At lower-right is the circular kiwame seal of the censor and the seal of publisher Tsutaya Kichizō of the firm Kōeidō. A complete example of this triptych is held at The Edo Tokyo Museum (acc. no. 91220347).

figures; kimonos; lanterns; portraits; shrines; women

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