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Nihon gakô Okumura Masanobu shôhitsu

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24

Japanese, Edo period, about 1720–36 (mid to late Kyôhô era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), pl. 35; Paine, Oriental Art NS, v. IX, no. 1 (1963), fig. 9; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 149, #71


Hosoban; 32.6 x 15.2 cm (12 13/16 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa