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The Tongue-cut Sparrow (Shita-kiri suzume), from the series Assorted Storybook Prints (Akahon tsukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.20079, 21.6191

Signed

Shunman sei

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; 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 1804–18 (Bunka era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 8, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (1990), pl. 175; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409; another print in the series: Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 145

Dimensions

14 x 21.2 cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6191

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints