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Woman Tying Obi

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The inscription, by Koryûsai, explains that the key block had already been cut at the time of Harunobu's death and the colors (that is, presumably, the designs for the color blocks) were added by Koryûsai.

Signed

Koryûsai 湖龍斎

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#412); 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, 1770 (Meiwa 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #589; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 581; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #503

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 67.2 x 12.3 cm (26 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4556

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints