Brocade Shell (Nishikigai), from an untitled series of Shells
about 1791 (Kansei 3)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #153 (this design not listed); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list nos. 317-9 (this design not listed)
Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Both Brandt and Ukiyo-e shûka 8 identify the publisher of the series as Izumiya Ichibei, but there is no publisher’s mark on this impression.
Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#378); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection