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『横浜異 人商館座敷之図』
Drawing Room of a Foreign Business Establishment in Yokohama

Artist:
Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1878/79)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
9th month, 1861
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Center and right sheets of a triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 13 7/8 × 18 1/4 in. (35.2 × 46.4 cm) Mat: 18 3/4 × 23 1/4 in. (47.6 × 59.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1959
Accession Number:
JP3179
Not on view
The courtesan on the left, wearing a spectacular kimono with butterflies and stripes, observes two Western women playing viola and flute in the center of the room. A Chinese manservant and a Japanese female attendant serve wine, grapes, and sweets. In the background, ships can be seen through the Western-style paned windows, indicating that the soiree takes place in the new port-city of Yokohama.
Signature: Gountei Sadahide ga
Lincoln Kirstein , New York (until 1959; donated to MMA).
Santa Fe. New Mexico Museum of Art. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," June 28, 1987–August 3, 1987.

Portland Art Museum. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," August 28, 1987–October 4, 1987.

Billings. Yellowstone Art Museum. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," October 31, 1987–January 3, 1988.

Santa Fe Community College Art Gallery. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," February 13, 1988–March 20, 1988.

Albany Institute of History and Art. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," April 16, 1988–July 17, 1988.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," August 6, 1988–November 6, 1988.

Charleston, WA. Museum at Sunrise. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," November 26, 1988–January 1, 1989.

Pullman. Washington State University. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," January 21, 1989–February 26, 1989.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," March 11, 1989–April 23, 1989.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," March 13, 1989–June 18, 1989.

Syracuse. Everson Museum of Art. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," July 8, 1989–August 13, 1989.

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut. "Impressions of a New Civilization: The Lincoln Kirstein Collection of Japanese Prints, 1860–1912," September 2, 1989–October 15, 1989.

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