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The Picture Contest; View of Sagano (Eawase, Sagano fûkei), right sheet of a triptych from the series Fashionable Genji (Fûryû Genji)

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych co-designed with Kunisada (Toyokuni III). MFA impressions: 11.15184VR (11.15184, 11.17146, 11.17153), 11.16719 (right sheet only), 21.5906 (center sheet only), 21.5907 (right sheet only)


Ôju Hiroshige hitsu 応需広重筆


Censors' seals: Murata, Kinugasa, Ox 4 Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai


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, 1853 (Kaei 6), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G550-06, pl. 270; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 25; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #94.2


Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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