Yaoya Oshichi and Koshô Kichisaburô, from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)
「実競色乃美名家見 八百屋お七 小姓吉三郎」
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.14; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 111.1.2; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 298-306 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 24.4 cm (15 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The publisher’s seal reads “Chô han” and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.
Censor's seal: kiwame
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection