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Cherry Trees on the Banks of the Sumida River, a Pentaptych (Sumidagawa sakura no kei, gomai tsuzuki)

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One sheet of incomplete pentaptych.

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

March 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; 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, about 1792 (Kansei 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0934; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.2 cm (15 1/4 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8417

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints