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Flute Player, from an untitled set of Five Musicians (Gonin-bayashi)

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Hirano points out that the designs on the kimono suggest the Five Festivals, as follows: Chanter: New Year (1/1) Flute Player: The Doll Festival (3/3) Small Hand Drum: The Boys' Festival (5/5) Large Hand Drum: The Tanabata Festival (7/7) Drum on Stand: The Chrysanthemum Festival (9/9)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

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 1783 (Tenmei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0556; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #227.2, and pl. 109

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.4 x 19.6 cm (10 3/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8412

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints