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Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Yoshiwara (Seirô bijin awase)

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Perhaps the only known impression? Hizô 2 notes only two designs in the series, not including this one.


Chôki ga 長喜画


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.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1793–97 (mid Kansei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 181


Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.2 cm (15 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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