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Geisha Drinking Sake, from the series Customs of the Floating World: A Contest of Beautiful Women (Ukiyo fûzoku bijo kurabe)

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Chinese poem: Hana o mite mata nomu, yotte fusu rakka no shitone "Gazing at the flowers, I drink again and again; drunken, I sleep on a cushion of fallen blossoms" 「看花復飲酒 酔臥落花茵」

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Keisai Eisen ga; Bunchô (on turtle painting inside cup) 渓斎英泉画

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Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent

Japanese, Edo period, about 1823–24 (Bunsei 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #37; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 162

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 26.1 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.2310

Medium or Technique

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

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Asia

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