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

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Center 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)

Signed

This sheet unsigned; see 21.5907

Marks

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

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, 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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5906

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints