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Parody of Narihira's Journey to the East

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Center sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 21.6476 (center sheet), 54.286 (right sheet) Painting by Yoshika, based on the complete triptych: 11.7981

Signed

(Utamaro hitsu, on the right sheet only)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #278; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #462.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 24.5 cm (14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6476

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints