Pleasure Boats on the Sumida River under Shin-Ôhashi Bridge

新大橋橋下の涼み船

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792 (Kansei 4)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese), Publisher Shûeidô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Golden Age (2010); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #95.1-5?, and 6 (AIC 3, 1978), pls. 72-6; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 219, list no. 124; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2198-202; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #550

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.5 x 128.2 cm (15 3/16 x 50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7596-600

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, left to right: 21.7596, 21.7597, 21.7598, 21.7599, 21.7600
Pentaptych co-published by Izumiya Ichibei and Shûeidô. Shûeidô publisher’s mark on far left sheet only; Izumiya Ichibei publisher’s mark on far right sheet only.
MFA impressions: 11.14118VR (complete pentaptych: 11.14118 + 11.21179-82), 11.14117 (center left sheet only), 11.14025 (center right sheet only), 21.7596-600 (complete pentaptych)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)
栄之画

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; 1913 purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection