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Warbler and Roses (Kôchô, bara; right); Cuckoo and Azaleas (Hototogisu, satsuki; left), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

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MFA impressions: 11.23023 (left only), 11.25141 (right only), 21.10223 (right only), 21.10224 (left only), 21.20225 (two designs on uncut sheet)

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1834 (Tenpô 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 373 (L) and 376 (R); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #s 22.02 and 22.05

Dimensions

Two vertical chûban prints on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 25.4 x 37.3 cm (10 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10225

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints