Chōkōsai Eishō (鳥高斎栄昌) (artist )

Couple in front of a toothbrush shop

Print


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

Unsigned
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.

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Illustrated:

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)