Woman Holding a Pipe, from the series Comparisons of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin awase)

「当世美人合」 煙管を持つ美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #72 (this design not listed); another print in the series: Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #52

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.2 x 17.3 cm (9 1/8 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4948

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4948, RES.37.6

Signed

Eishô ga
栄昌画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

August 1917, 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