Komurasaki of the Kadotamaya, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Kakuchû bijin kurabe)

「郭中美人競 角玉や内 小紫」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Eiu (Japanese, active mid-1790s), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eiu list, #1.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. D20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4956

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eiu ga
栄烏画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

May 9, 1918, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Frederic May sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection