Courtesan Seated at a Writing Desk, from the album Spring in the Four Directions (Yomo no haru)

四方の巴流 歌を書く遊女

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Chester Beatty pl. 111; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #385; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 43

Dimensions

18.5 x 31.3 cm (7 5/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4849

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Chinese couplet by Tenchû Sanjin, “The world of peace and pleasure; The eternal capital of the realm of desire.”

Other artists in this album include Kitao Masayoshi and Hokusai Sôri.

Signed

Eishi zu
栄之図

Markings

Artist's seal: Chôbun

Provenance

November 1919, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection