The Spirit-Returning Incense (Hangonkô)

返魂香

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Attributed to Komatsuken (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #638-39; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pls. 614-5; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), pp. 173-4, #s 4, 4A

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 26.2 x 37 cm (10 5/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.650-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 67.650 (left), 67.651 (right)

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.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Credit Line

Gift of Nathan Chaikin