Asagao, from the series Genji in Fashionable Modern Guise (Fûryû yatsushi Genji)

「風流やつし源氏 朝顔」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 187; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #82.7; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 189, list no. 54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.4 x 75.8 cm (15 1/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7368-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7368 (right), 21.7369 (center), 21.7370 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.14065 (right sheet only), 21.7368-70

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)
栄之画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 248); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection