Women Imitating the Yatsuhashi Episode of Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

見立八橋

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–98 (Kansei 8–10)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #48; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 444, list no. A106

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 72.9 cm (13 7/8 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.199-201

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 54.199 (left), 54.200 (center), 54.201 (right)

Signed

Eishô ga (on each sheet)
栄昌画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in Worcester Art Museum Collection

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24