Shirai Gonpachi and Komurasaki of the Miuraya, from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)
「実競色乃美名家見 三浦屋小紫 白井権八」
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 110.1.4; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #205; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 298-306 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.8 cm (14 7/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14287, 21.6434
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