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Gathering Spring Flowers by the Pond of the Twelve Kumano Shrines at Tsunohazu

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Triptych: 21.7515 (left), 21.7516 (center), 21.7517 (right) MFA impressions: 21.5932 (center sheet only, no publisher's mark, kiwame seal), 21.7515-7 (complete triptych, mark of Fushimiya, no censor's seal)


Shunchô ga (on each sheet) 春潮画


Artist's seal: Chûrin


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.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 147 (right and center sheets only); Hillier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #518 (complete); Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #212 (right sheet only)


Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 76 cm (15 3/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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