Arai: Michinoku and Michiuta of the Maru-Ebiya, from the series A Tôkaidô Board Game of Courtesans: Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dôchû sugoroku/Mitate Yoshiwara gojûsan tsui [no uchi])

「契情道中双六 見立よしはら五十三つゐ あら井 丸海老屋内 陸奥 みちうた」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821–23 (Bunsei 4–6)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #248; another print in the series (Mishima): Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 160

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.187.3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25562, *11.41524 (deaccessioned in 2012), RES.54.187.3

Album: RES.54.187.1-.38

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24