Ladies Imitating a Courtly Insect Hunt

見立虫選

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 183 (C & L only); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #87; Ukiyo-e shûka 6 (AIC 3, 1978), figs. 45-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.6 x 72.9 cm (15 3/16 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4862-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.4862 (right), 21.4863 (center), 21.4864 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.14066 (left sheet), 11.14067 (right sheet), 21.4862-4 (complete triptych)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)
栄之画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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