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Untitled harimaze sheet with five designs, clockwise from TR: Calligraphy; the Jewel River of Musashi Province (Bu Tamagawa); Courtesan by Lamp; Iris; Cuckoo

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MFA impressions: 06.761a (courtesan only), 21.8881 (Tamagawa only), 21.8882 (courtesan only), RES.54.18 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige (on courtesan), Tôkai (on iris), Ryûsai (on cuckoo)

Marks

Censors' seals: Watanabe, Kinugasa 改印: 衣笠、渡辺

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, aiban #18 (series of 17 prints, not listed individually); Matsuki 1939, #591 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Vertical aiban (harimaze); 33.4 x 22.2 cm (13 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.18

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints