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Nobleman Visiting a Lady

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Pentaptych: 21.7654 (left), 21.7655 (left center), 21.7656 (center), 21.7657 (right center), 21.7658 (right) MFA impressions: 11.15017 (center sheet), 11.15019 (far right sheet), 21.7654-8 (complete pentaptych)

Signed

Rekisentei Eiri ga (on each sheet) 礫川亭永理画

Marks

No censor's seal

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 164); 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 1795–1801 (late Kansei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 200; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eiri list, #10.1-5; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2332-4 (three center sheets only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 37.7 x 123.4 cm (14 13/16 x 48 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7654-8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints