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Women in an Iris Garden; Parody of the Kagaribi Chapter of the Tale of Genji

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Triptych: 21.7645 (left), 21.7646 (center), 21.7647 (right) MFA impressions: 11.23064-6, 21.7645-7

Signed

Eishô ga (on each sheet) 栄昌画

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, about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 188; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #54; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. A139 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 75.5 cm (15 3/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7645-7

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints