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Moths and Butterflies, from the series A Picturebook of Butterflies (Gunchô gafu)

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Signed

Shô Shunman sei

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; 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 1810–18 (late Bunka era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #206; Heiteres treiben... (Köln, 1990), #2-3; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20 x 17.8 cm (7 7/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

21.6204

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

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Prints