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Morokoshi of the Echizenya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

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Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga 一筆齊文調画

Marks

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Baron Sumitomo; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design not mentioned as one of the 17 known to the author)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.6 x 14.2 cm (12 1/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4746

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints