Modern Version of the Yûgao Chapter of the Tale of Genji

見立夕顔

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–97 (Kansei 7–9)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Amsterdam pl. 24; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #46; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 448, list no. A51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76 cm (14 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7651-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7651 (left), 21.7652 (center), 21.7653 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14913-4 (two right sheets only), 21.7651-3 (complete triptych), 53.496 (left sheet only, faded)

Signed

Eishô zu (on each sheet)
栄昌図

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 312); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection