Hanbei the Grocer and His Wife Ochiyo (Yaoya Hanbei, Nyôbo Ochiyo), from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)
「実競色乃美名家見 八百屋半兵衛 女房お千代」
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.19; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 298-306 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.7 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14306, 21.6433
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