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The Syllable Yo: Meeting a Former Lover Now Married to Another Man, from the series Tales of Ise in Fashionable Brocade Prints (Fûryû nishiki-e Ise monogatari)

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No. 15 in the series of 48, illustrating episode sixty-two of Tales of Ise. The series was apparently published in the form of two orihon albums, the first volume (twenty-four designs on twelve aiban sheets) in about 1770, the second volume in about 1772–73. The complete set, in two volumes:...

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Shunshô ga 春章画


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1770–73 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #237


Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.6 x 15.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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