Women Catching Fireflies

螢狩り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #85; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 214, list no. 278

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 72.2 cm (13 3/4 x 28 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7377-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7377 (right), 21.7378 (center), 21.7379 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.23043-5, 21.7377-9

Signed

Eishi zu (on each sheet)
栄之図

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection