Nobleman Visiting a Lady

貴公子の訪問

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–1801 (late Kansei era)
Artist Rekisentei Eiri (Japanese, active about 1781–1818), Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 200; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eiri list, #10.1-5; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2332-4 (three center sheets only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 37.7 x 123.4 cm (14 13/16 x 48 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7654-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 21.7654 (left), 21.7655 (left center), 21.7656 (center), 21.7657 (right center), 21.7658 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.15017 (center sheet), 11.15019 (far right sheet), 21.7654-8 (complete pentaptych)

Signed

Rekisentei Eiri ga (on each sheet)
礫川亭永理画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 164); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection