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Finch on Hibiscus, from an untitled series of blue (aizuri) prints

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Signed

Saki no Hokusai hitsu 前北斎筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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 1831 (Tenpô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Series: Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #23 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 21.8 x 16.4 cm (8 9/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10230

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Collections

Asia

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