Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Yoshiwara (Seirô bijin awase)

「青楼美人合 丁子屋 雛鶴 つるし つるの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–97 (mid Kansei era)
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 181

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.2 cm (15 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4770

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Perhaps the only known impression? Hizô 2 notes only two designs in the series, not including this one.

Signed

Chôki ga
長喜画

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

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