The Courtesan's Habit of Spreading Rumors through Fortune Telling (Tatamizan de kotozuke suru wa jorô no kuse), from the series Forty-eight Mannerisms in the Floating World (Ukiyo yonjûhachi kuse)

「浮気四十八癖 畳算で言伝をするは女郎の癖」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/mishima_doo/folder/579344.html?m=lc Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #35

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3214.6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tatamizan was a form of divination mainly practiced in the pleasure quarters, done by tossing objects such as hairpins or pipes on the tatami and interpreting the way they fell.

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection