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Nanamachi of the Shin-Kanaya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

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MFA impressions: 11.18510, 21.4742, 21.4761

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga 一筆齊文調画

Marks

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

May 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #316.4; the series: Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #67 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.9 x 13.6 cm (11 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4761

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints