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Hizen Province: Courtesan of Maruyama in Nagasaki (Hizen, Nagasaki, Maruyuma, yûkun), cut from sheet 17 of the series Cutout Pictures of the Provinces (Kunizukushi harimaze zue)

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MFA impressions: 21.8766, 21.8767 From the same sheet: 21.8766 and 21.8767 (Hizen, duplicates), 21.8768 (Buzen)


(this picture unsigned)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #19.17; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 102 (uncut sheet)


Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 19.2 x 9 cm (7 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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