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The Eighth Month, from the series Twelve Months in the South (Minami jûni kô)

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Diptych: 21.7333 (left), 21.7334 (right) MFA impressions: 11.13898-9, 21.7333-4


Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet) 清長画


Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #71; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1784 (Tenmei 4)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0630; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #12.6, and pls. 38-9


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 52.1 cm (15 3/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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