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Swallow and Spider

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From a sheet of three designs: calligraphy (right); swallow and spider, by Taigaku (top left); loquat, by Taito II (bottom left) MFA impressions: 11.30446 (uncut sheet), 21.9246 (loquat only), 21.9248 (swallow only)

Signed

Taigaku

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1830–44 (Tenpô era)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 17.1 x 17.2 cm (6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9248

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints