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MFA impressions: 06.462 (fourth state, without calendrical information), 21.4596 (second state, with calendrical information)

Signed

Unsigned

Marks

Unidentified seal

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; 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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #057; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #173.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 170

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4596

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints