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Kisen Hôshi, from the series Six Selected Elegant Poems (Fûryû rokkasen)

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From the second version of the series, with an altered title and the women's names in rebus form replaced by portraits of the Six Immortal Poets.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#355); 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 1796 (Kansei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.1.2; first edition, with rebus: Asano and Clark (1995), #224

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6454

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints