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Murasaki Shikibu, from an untitled series of female poets

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Signed

Kakyô kô (designer)

Marks

Designer's seal: Kakyô no in

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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #625; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 453

Dimensions

20.1 x 19 cm (7 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6312

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints