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A Good Time for the First Playing of an Instrument (Hikisome yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

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Poems translated in Keyes 1984, p. 56.

Inscription

Poem by Shôchitei Enson: Saohime no/ kyô taimen no/ hikidemono/ hiku samisen mo/ harukoma no uta Poem by Jinjôtei: Hikisomuru/ kasumi no ito no/ nagauta mo/ haru wa kokoro no/ hana no tanemaki

Signed

Hokkei 北渓

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1824 (Bunsei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 62, pl. 17; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #164

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.2 x 17.6 cm (7 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1896

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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