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Enjoying the Cool Air at Nakasu (Sakô suzumi), from the series A Contest of Fashionable Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Tôsei yûri bijin awase)

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MFA impressions: 11.13892, 21.5637

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; 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 1783 (Tenmei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0340; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #3.14, and pl. 98; Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5637

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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