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Summer Flowers: Iris and Water Plantain, from the book Seirô bijin awase sugata kagami (Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Green Houses), vol. 1, picture 12, sheets 11-12

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MFA impressions (this image only): 11.20969, RES.21.469 The book was jointly published by Tsutaya Jûzaburô and Yamazaki Kinbei, and jointly designed by Shigemasa and Shunshô; but it is not clear which artist was responsible for which illustrations. MFA impressions of the intact book:...

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(this picture unsigned)

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1776 (An'ei 5)


Two ôhon pages; 25.9 x 30.8 cm (10 3/16 x 12 1/8 in.)

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