Nishikizuri onna sanjūrokkasen

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Artist: Chōbunsai Eishi 鳥文斎栄之 (1756-1829) Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (illustration on sheet 4 only) (1760-1849)
Calligrapher: 36 female students of the Hanagata calligraphy school (supervised by Hanagata Giyu 花形義融)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijūdō) 西村屋与八
Block carver: Yamaguchi Matsugorō 山口松五郎 Yamaguchi Seizō 山口清蔵
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1801 (Kansei 13)
Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper
H x W x D (Vols. 1, 2 each): 25.1 x 18.7 x 1.9 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase, The Gerhard Pulverer Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan

To 2007
Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer, Germany, to 2007

From 2007
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer in 2007

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer


1 volume and original wrapper in wood case in modern case


Owner's seal: Pulverer

Published References
  • James T. Ulak, Ann Yonemura, Alessandro Bianchi, Julie Nelson Davis. The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book. Washington.
  • Edo no kasen'e: ehon ni miru ochobi no hen'yo to soi [Kasan'e of the Edo Period (1600-1868): The Transformation and Originality of the Courty Beauty in Ehon (Illustrated Books)]. Exh. cat. Tokyo. cat. 18, pp. 37, 38, 85.
  • Tatiana Ginsberg. "Dyes and Dyeing around the World." Paper and Colour. Ann Arbor, Michigan. p. 87, 7.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
Google Cultural Institute
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