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Shrike and Bluebird with Begonia and Wild Strawberry (Mozu, ruri, yuki-no-shita, hebi-ichigo), from the untitled series known as Small Flowers

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MFA impressions: 11.20455 (2nd ed.), 21.10227 (1st ed.)

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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 1834 (Tenpô 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #369; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.07

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.8 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10227

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints