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Sôjô Henjô, from the series Six Selected Elegant Poems (Fûryû rokkasen)

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From the second version of the series, with an altered title and the women's names in rebus form replaced by portraits of the Six Immortal Poets. MFA impressions: First version: 21.6457 Second version: 21.6455, 21.6466


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; 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 1796 (Kansei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.2.2, and pl. 58; first edition, with rebus: Asano and Clark (1995), #225


Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.6 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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