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Wood: Lu Zhishen (Ki, Rochishin), from the series Suikoden and the Five Elements (Suiko gogyô)

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MFA impressions: 11.20591, 21.9283 Spring kyôka surimono for the Hanazono Group. Poem translated in Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 201.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûtoen Baikai: Ka oshô ka/ hikinuku ude no/ tome yanagi/ kaze no chikara mo/ oyobazarikeri 花和尚か 引ぬく腕の 瘤柳 風のちからも 及ハさりけり  竜都園梅海

Signed

Go Hokkei 呉北渓

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #55; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #248; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #195a (copy); Meissner, Japanese Woodblock Prints in Miniature (1970), pl. 25 (copy)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 17.8 cm (8 3/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

21.9283

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints