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Descending Geese at the Sumida River (Sumida rakugan), from the candy-wrapper series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei)

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Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu ga 前北斎為一画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1833 (Tenpô 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), list #153, fig. 106 (entire series); the series: Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 223, mameban/wrappers #4 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 30.5 x 20.1 cm (12 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10234

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints