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Poem by Chôsui, from the series Fashionable Versions of Ink in Five Colors (Fûryû goshiki-zumi)

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MFA impressions of prints in the series: 21.8179 (title page), 21.4441 (Chôsui), 11.19452 (Sôzui), 21.4972 (Shiseki), 21.4440 and 11.22149 (Somaru)

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

Provenance

May 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright (lot 149); 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 1768 (Meiwa 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #321; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #324.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 141; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 107, #175

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.1 x 20.5 cm (11 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4441

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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