Original woodblock print triptych - Chōbunsai Eishi (1756-1829) - Beauties on a Phoenix Boat - Japan - 1791-1804
Artist: Chōbunsai Eishi (1756-1829)
Title: Beauties on a Phoenix Boat
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
Size: (L) 37.0 x 24.8, (C) 37.1 x 25.0, (R) 37.0 x 25.1 cm
Condition report: Discoloured. Glue residue on the back. Restored wormholes.
Beauties float on a treasure boat, imitating the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. They carry God's attributes, including the hat of invisibility (allowing to act good without being seen), rolls of brocade (clothing was valued in ancient times and used in various rituals) or scrolls of wisdom & longevity.
The beauties are dressed in elaborately patterned kimono, each of them positioned in an elegant, feminine way. Some of their garments are decorated with delicate karazuri (embossing) design, which makes the overall image even more alluring.
See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/502285
and Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/54845
- Trittico originale con stampa xilografica
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta Washi
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Chōbunsai Eishi (1756-1829)
- Titolo dell'opera
- Beauties on a Phoenix Boat
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 37.1×74.9×0.1 cm