The Hibiscus Cannot Compare to the Makeup of a Beauty (Fuyô wa bijin no yosooi ni oyobazu), from an untitled series of Chinese poems

唐詩 「芙蓉不至美之粧」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5918

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The first line of a Chinese poem by Wang Changling (698-756).
 王昌齢 「西宮秋怨」 巻七

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

No publisher's mark
Artist's seal: Shunchô
版元:なし

Provenance

March 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from H. Appleton collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection