Katsukawa Shunchō (勝川春潮) (artist 1783 – 1821)
Woman accompanying a child on horseback with a view of Mount Fuji in the distance - probably the central panel of a triptych
10 in x 15.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Shunchō ga (春潮画)
Artists seal: Chūrin
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
(Marks 391 - seal 23-016)
Lyon Collection - three panels of a Toyokuni I composition
Lyon Collection - Utamaro of Narihira's Journey
Art Institute of Chicago - this and the right-hand panel of a probable triptych This is probably one panel of a multi-panel composition. Perhaps it represents part of a daimyō's procession or a mitate of one or of Ariwara no Narihira's expulsion from the capital in the 10th century.
Notice the male footman barely visible on the other side of the horse near its head.
There are at least two other prints in the Lyon Collection which use Fuji as a backdrop. See the links above.
The curatorial files at the Metropolitan Museum of Art say that the chūrin (ちゅうりん) seal can also be referred to as 'nakabayashi' (なかばやし).
The artist's Chūrin (中林) seal is a shortened form of Chūrinsha (中林舎), one of his artistic/literary names.
Illustrated in black and white in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, vol. 12., supervised by Muneshige Narazaki, Kodansha, 1988, #57, p. 168.
Nishimuraya Yohachi (西村屋与八) (publisher)
mitate-e (見立て絵) (genre)
Mount Fuji (富士山) (genre)
landscape prints (fūkeiga 風景画) (genre)
Ariwara Narihira (在原 業平: from 825 to 880) (author)