Courtesan with a Sake Cup, from the series Customs of Edo Purple (Fûzoku Edo Murasaki)

「風俗江戸紫」 盃

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #26.1; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #349; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 94, list no. 245

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 26 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4935

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark. Most likely from the Nishimuraya family.

Signed

Eishi zu
栄之図

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection