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The Immortal Qin Gao, represented by Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno (Kinkô, Chôjiya uchi Hinazuru, Tsuruji, Tsuruno), from the series Eight Immortals in the Art of Love (Enchû hassen)

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MFA impressions: 11.14262, 21.6583

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; 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 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), p. 105, fig. 5; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #83.2, and pl. 50; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 134.1.2; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 123-4 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

21.6583

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints