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The Spirit-Returning Incense (Hangonkô)

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MFA impressions: 21.8170 (right sheet only), 67.650-1 (complete diptych) Numbers for the long and short months are hidden in the clothing patterns.

Signed

Unsigned

Marks

Collector's seal: (illegible)

Provenance

March 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Buckingham sale; 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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #640; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 616; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 174, #4A

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, right sheet of diptych; 26.8 x 18.8 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.8170

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints