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Butterfly and Canola Flower, cut from an unidentified harimaze sheet

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The unusual signature Ogachô, a pun on Hiroshige's address, is on 21.5336 and 21.8805.

Signed

Ogachô (a pun on Hiroshige's address) 雄雅蝶 (=大鋸町)

Marks

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #533; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from ôban sheet; 34.1 x 5.8 cm (13 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5336

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints