Brocade Shell (Nishikigai), from an untitled series of Shells

貝合 「錦貝」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791 (Kansei 3)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

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)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4886

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Eishi ga
栄之画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection