Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, kamuro Wakagi and Wakaba, from the series Beauties for the Five Festivals (Bijin gosekku)

「美人五節句 松葉屋うち 染之助 わかき わかは」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–97 (Kansei 7–9)
Artist Ichirakutei Eisui (Japanese, active 1790–1823), Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eisui list, #10.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 497, list no. C3; Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #252; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2312

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 24.8 cm (14 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8402

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14697, 21.8402

Signed

Ichirakutei Eisui ga
一楽亭栄水画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection