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Peacock and Peonies

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The numbers of the short months are hidden in teh tail feathers and the long months in the rocks.

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Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; 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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #712; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 674

Dimensions

22.8 x 15.1 cm (9 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6286

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints