Parody of the Tsutsu Izutsu Story from the Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

筒井筒

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 180; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 103-5; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #77; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 204, list no. 140; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #545 (C & L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 75.1 cm (14 15/16 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7574-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7574 (left), 21.7575 (center), 21.7576 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14057VR (11.14057, 11.14078, 11.14097), 21.7574-6

Inscription

Poems from Ise monogatari:
Right: Tsuki ya aran/ haru ya mukashi no haru naruran/ waga mi hitsotsu wa/ moto no mi ni shite (from Episode 4)
Center: Tsutsui tsu no/ izutsu ni kakeshi/ maro ga take/ suginikerashi na/ imo mizaru ma ni (from Episode 23)
Left: Kurabekoshi/ furiwakegami mo/ kata suginu/ kimi narazu shite/ tare ka agubeki (from Episode 23)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)
栄之画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection