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Ace of Spades from the series Youth (Kanojo no seishun)

スペード 彼女の青春より

Taishô–early Shôwa era
Kobayashi Kaichi (Japanese, 1896-1968), Publisher Sakuraiya

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, The Art of the Japanese Postcard (2004), cat. #207


Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Color woodblock; organic and inorganic colorants, metallic pigment on Japanese paper adhered to card stock

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




By 1991 Philippe Barros, Paris, France; by 2002 to Karl Jaeger, Bath, England; June 18, 2003 Sale by Karl Jaeger at Christie's London, lot 401, and purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Leonard A. Lauder