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Plum Blossoms on a Dark Night (Yamiyo no ume), from an untitled series of Flowers

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Inscription

Poem: Tsukikage wa/ sore to mo miezu/ kasumu yo no/ sode mo sayaka ni/ niou ume ga ka

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; 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 1769 (Meiwa 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #414; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #317.2, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 322

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27 x 21 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4648

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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