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Courtesan with a Sake Cup, from the series Customs of Edo Purple (Fûzoku Edo Murasaki)

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Unidentified publisher's mark. Most likely from the Nishimuraya family.

Signed

Eishi zu 栄之図

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #26.1; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #349; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 94, list no. 245

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 26 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4935

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints