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Pinks and Butterfly

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MFA impressions: 11.19977 (no publisher's mark), 21.8496 (Aritaya edition), 21.8497 (Yamashiroya edition)

Inscription

Poem: Nadeshiko no/ haru kashikosa ni/ utsukushiki 撫子の 春かしこさに 美くしき

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

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,

Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #141 (Yamashiroya edition); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 162 (Yamashiroya edition)

Dimensions

Kotanzaku; 35.8 x 7.7 cm (14 1/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8496

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints