Re: Print Artist and Origins


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Posted by Alec W (80.217.115.109) on March 28, 2019 at 15:02:43:

In Reply to: Re: Print Artist and Origins posted by Alec W. on March 26, 2019 at 21:20:18:

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Looking more closely, I think the yūjo in your print is 鶴屋内在原 (Ariwara of the Tsuruya). Here's a different Utamaro print featuring a courtesan of the same name and house:

https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/251909

Also, following up on the reference given by MFA, I looked at the series listing in /Ukiyo-e shūka/. I tracked down four promising leads, but, alas, no images available for any. In any event, and bearing in mind that MFA gives their reference as "The series (?)", here's what I get (the given accession numbers are my guesses):

あふきや内司 (Tsukasa of the Afukiya(?) )
Tokyo National Museum A-10569-2020

鶴屋内在原 (Ariwara of the Tsuruya)
Tokyo National Museum A-10569-4215

扇屋内滝川 (Takigawa of the Ogiya)
Tokyo National Museum A-10569-4437

鶴屋内菅原 (Sugawara of the Tsuruya)
"Sugawara And One Of Her Kamuro", 1805/2
Worcester Art Museum 1901.59.2383

(MAR = Muzeul de Artă al Républicii Socialiste România)

I think it's entirely possible that the "Ariwara" print at TNM is the same design that you have, but it's impossible to say without more details.



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