Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Kakuchû bijin kurabe)

「郭中美人競 扇屋内花扇」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–97 (Kansei 7–9)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #61 (with mica); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #7.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 373, list no. A6 (with dark background); Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #227

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4953

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1136 (dark background), 21.4953 (light background)

Signed

Eishô ga
栄昌画

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Wakai Oyaji

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection