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Ushiwakamaru and Minatsuru-hime

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Both Brandt and Ukiyo-e shûka describe this print as one of an aiban series, Mirror of Beauties from Dramas (Bijin awase jôruri kagami). However, this impression is ôban size, and there is no series title.


Ichirakutei Eisui ga


September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; 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 1797–99 (Kansei 9–11)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 176; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eisui list, #12.3; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 505, list no. C17; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2319


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 23.6 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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