Chōkōsai Eishō (鳥高斎栄昌) (artist )

Couple in front of a toothbrush shop


1797 – 1798
4.75 in x 24.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print

Publisher: Surugaya Hanbei
Marks 499 - seal 22-081
Victoria and Albert Museum

R. A. Crighton originally wrote in 1973 in The Floating World: Japanese Popular Prints 1700-1900 that "Although this print is not signed and was formerly attributed to Eisui, it is undoubtedly Eisho." Pins quoted this verbatim in 1982.



1) In Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print: Hashira-e, page 314, #888.

2) In black and white in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections: Victoria and Albert Museum, vol. 4, #78, p. 181.
Surugaya Hanbei (駿河屋半兵衛) (publisher)
beautiful women (bijin-ga - 美人画) (genre)
pillar prints (hashira-e - 柱絵) (genre)