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Poem by Somaru, 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

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#290); 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

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #80; Waterhouse cat. #324; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #324.5, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 144

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 20.9 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4440

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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