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Wind: A Courtesan, from the series Flowers and Birds, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu)

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MFA impressions: 00.1940, 11.20652 Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 178; and Carpenter et al 2008, p. 313.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûôtei Kaen Kochô: Kayoi kuru/ kaze ni makasu mo/ makasenu no/ sugata sunao na/ aoyagi no eda 「柳鴬亭美(以下かすれ不明)もまかせぬも姿すなをな青柳の枝」

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Gototei Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1824 (Bunsei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #85; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #196; Mirviss, Masterpieces of the Art of Surimono (2003), no.19; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #28

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1940

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints