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Ladies Imitating a Courtly Insect Hunt

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Triptych: 21.4862 (right), 21.4863 (center), 21.4864 (left) MFA impressions: 11.14066 (left sheet), 11.14067 (right sheet), 21.4862-4 (complete triptych)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet) 栄之画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極

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,

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 183 (C & L only); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #87; Ukiyo-e shûka 6 (AIC 3, 1978), figs. 45-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

21.4862-4

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints