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Preparing Food for a Nightingale, from the album Picturebook of the Bird of Poetry (Ehon utayomi-dori)

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From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Tsutsumi Tôrin, Suzuki Rinshô, Shunman, and Shôhô.

Signed

Shôsadô ga

Marks

Artist's seal: Shunman

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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, 1795 (Kansei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 232 (the book: pls. 227-32); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #383.25; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1669 (trimmed)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 37.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6189

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints