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Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Kakuchû bijin kurabe)

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MFA impressions: 06.1136 (dark background), 21.4953 (light background)

Signed

Eishô ga 栄昌画

Marks

Collector's seal: Wakai Oyaji

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795–97 (Kansei 7–9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #61 (with mica); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #7.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 373, list no. A6 (with dark background); Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #227

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4953

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints