Jul 25, 2014

Women Beside a Stream Chasing Fireflies

Women Beside a Stream Chasing Fireflies

c. 1796-97

Chōbunsai Eishi 鳥文斎栄之

(Japanese, 1756–1829)

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Sheet: 38.8 x 25.4 cm (15 1/4 x 10 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.523


Did you know?

This print is the center print from a triptych, but the museum does not have the left and right prints.


A group of women amuse themselves by chasing fireflies next to a stream. A sense of movement is conveyed by their sleeves fluttering in the breeze.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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Gift of J. H. Wade

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