Women in an Iris Garden; Parody of the Kagaribi Chapter of the Tale of Genji

見立源氏篝火

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 188; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #54; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. A139 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 75.5 cm (15 3/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7645-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7645 (left), 21.7646 (center), 21.7647 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.23064-6, 21.7645-7

Signed

Eishô ga (on each sheet)
栄昌画

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