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Maker(s):Kikugawa Eizan; Maruya Jinpachi, published by
Culture:Japanese (1787–1867); Japanese (active ca. 1759–1872)
Title:The Courtesan Ōi of Ebiya ('Ebiya nai Ōi'), from the series"Pictures of Journeys in the New Yoshiwara" ('Shin yoshiwara dōchū no zu')
Date Made:ca. 1811–1815
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Place Made:Edo
Measurements:sheet: 15 1/4 in x 10 5/16 in ; 38.7 cm x 26.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1957.68
Credit Line:Museum purchase
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

nishiki-e; ōban; tate-e; bijin-ga

Label Text:
Signed "Eizan hitsu" ('drawn by Eizan') vertically descending at lower-left. To the right of the signature is a circular kiwame censor's seal, beneath which is the seal, reading "Marujin," that represents the publisher Maruya Jinpachi, who by this time was located in Shiba Shinmeimae Mishimachō. The series title is printed in the yellow cartouche at top-right with courtesan's name in the floral pattern box immediately to the right.

women; courtesans; female; standing; branches; kimonos; clothing; flowers; hairstyles

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