Later edition, with added signatures and seals, of designs from an album first published in 1789 and reprinted in 1793.
Artist's seal: Kitao Masayoshi
June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1790s
- Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai), Japanese, 1764–1824
RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #27 (first edition?) and #28 (this edition); Keyes, The Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat.), vol. 2 (1985), p. 432, #8 (first edition); Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #121 (this edition)
Horizontal ôban; 25.7 x 38.5 cm (10 1/8 x 15 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper