The Spirit-Returning Incense (Hangonkô)
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Attributed to Komatsuken (Japanese)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #640; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 616; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 174, #4A
Vertical chûban, right sheet of diptych; 26.8 x 18.8 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 21.8170 (right sheet only), 67.650-1 (complete diptych)
Numbers for the long and short months are hidden in the clothing patterns.
Collector's seal: (illegible)
March 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Buckingham sale; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection