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Cormorants and Seagulls, from the series The Tosa Diary for Shôfûdai, Hisakataya and Bunbunsha (Shôfûdai Hisakataya Bunbunsha Tosa nikki)

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Poem by Amanoya Wakashiba.

Inscription

Poem by Amanoya Wakashiba: Asobiiru/ unonotoka naru/ haru no hi ni/ umekakamome no/ niou nami no ue Amanoya Jyakushi 遊ひゐる うののとかなる 春の日に 梅かかもめの 匂う波の飢え  天の屋若芝

Signed

Shô sei

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 1810s

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #85; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409; another in this series: Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #325

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.1 x 18.6 cm (8 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6193

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints