Hosoda Eishi: Beauties on a boating party
Artist: Hosoda Eishi
Title: Beauties on a boating party
Date: ca 1790s
Three beauties are entertained by a fourth, who is animating a large puppet for their amusement. The entertainer seems to be seated upon a gô board. This is the center portion of a triptych. Purchased in 1923 by the previous owner’s grandfather.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Ink smudge, wormage and tape remains, verso.
Literature: Purchased walpole galleries nyc; sold in Berlin sale 2 Feb 1923, lot 460 for $3.00