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Two Women Returning from the Bath, from the series Humorous Poems of the Willow (Haifû yanagidaru)

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The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.

Inscription

「美しひうへにも欲をたしなみて」

Signed

Shunchô ga 春潮画

Marks

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#496); 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 1789–95 (early Kansei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 152

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5949

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints