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  • A Young Man Dallying with a Courtesan, from an untitled series of...

    about 1680 (Enpô 8)

    Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694)

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    Horizontal ôban; 26 x 36.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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    Accession Number

    21.5813

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  • Actor Tsutsui Kichijûrô in the Spear Dance

    1704 (Hôei 1), 11th month

    Attributed to Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729)

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    Vertical ô-ôban; 53.5 x 31.5 cm (21 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

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    Accession Number

    21.5644

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  • Cranes and Chrysanthemums, from the series Kashinsai (?)

    about 1730

    Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756)

    Description

    From a series of bird-and-flower designs; the meaning of the series title is unclear.

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    Hosoban; 31.1 x 15.9 cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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    Accession Number

    21.5878

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  • Uesugi Kenshin (R) and Takeda Shingen (L) at the Battle of...

    Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716)

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    Uncut hosoban diptych; 33.9 x 32.3 cm (13 3/8 x 12 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color, nikawa, and metallic powder

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    Accession Number

    21.7169

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  • Actor Ichikawa Ebizô as Bunshin Yanone Gorô

    1754 (Hôreki 4), 1st month

    Artist Torii Kiyoshige (Japanese, active 1720–1760)

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    Hosoban; 31.6 x 14.5 cm (12 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5669

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  • Actors Segawa Kikunojô II as Iwahashi-hime and Ôtani Hiroji III...

    about 1767 (Meiwa 4)

    Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785)

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    Hosoban; 31 x 14 cm (12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.8141

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  • Young Man Playing a Hand-drum

    about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)

    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

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    Vertical chûban; 28.7 x 21.2 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.4406

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  • Parody of the Three Vinegar Tasters

    about 1766 (Meiwa 3)

    Artist Komatsuken (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.13439, 21.8183

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    Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 21 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.8183

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  • Actors, from right: Nakamura Rikô I as Agemaki, Nakamura Nakazô...

    1782 (Tenmei 2), 1st month or 5th month

    Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)

    Description

    Triptych (three sheets of pentaptych): 21.7149 (left), 21.7150 (center), 21.7151 (right)

    MFA impressions: 11.18847 (CR), 21.7149-51 (CR, C, CL), 21.4056 (CL), 21.4057 (R), 34.376 (CL)

    Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Natorigusa
    Theater: Nakamura
    The actors performed in these roles in the first month and again in the fifth month.

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    Hosoban triptych; 31.3 x 43.1 cm (12 5/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.7149-51

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  • Woman in Bathrobe and Mother Playing with Baby, from the series...

    about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

    Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)

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    Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.5 cm (15 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5601

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  • A Pilgrimage to Enoshima

    about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)

    Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)

    Description

    Triptych: 21.7344 (left), 21.7345 (center), 21.7346 (right)

    MFA impressions: 06.2532 (center sheet only), 11.13987-9, 21.7344-6, 34.391a-c

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    Vertical ôban triptych; 39.1 x 78.2 cm (15 3/8 x 30 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.7344-6

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  • Couple with a Standing Screen

    about 1797 (Kansei 9)

    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 18.308, 21.6610

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.1 cm (14 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.6610

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  • On Top of and beneath Ryôgoku Bridge

    about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)

    Description

    Triptych (lower half of two-tier hexaptych): 21.7404 (left), 21.7405 (center), 21.7406 (right)

    MFA impressions: 11.14484-6, 21.7404-6
    Two sheets of the upper half: 21.7437-8

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76 cm (14 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.7404-6

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  • Three Beauties of the Present Day (Tôji san bijin): Tomimoto...

    about 1793 (Kansei 5)

    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)

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    Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.6382

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  • Sunrise on New Year's Morning

    late 1790s (mid Kansei era)

    Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810)

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    Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.4780

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  • Actor Segawa Tomisaburô II as Yadorigi, Wife of Ôgishi Kurando

    1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month

    Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.14682, 21.5826

    Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga
    Theater: Miyako

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    Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.5 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5826

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  • Actor Nakajima Kanzô as the Packhorse Driver Negoto no Chôzô

    1794 (Kansei 6), 8th month

    Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19277, 21.5834

    Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (Ghosts at the Yaguchi Ford)
    Theater: Kiri

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    Hosoban; 31.7 x 13.9 cm (12 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5834

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  • Actor Nakamura Noshio II as Sakuramaru

    1796 (Kansei 8), 7th month

    Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810 Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.22743, 21.7008

    Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
    Theater: Miyako

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    Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.7008

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  • Ejiri in Suruga Province (Sunshû Ejiri), from the series...

    about 1830–31 (Tenpô 1–2)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17662, 21.6769, 21.6770

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    Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.3 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.6770

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  • The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke...

    about 1832 (Tenpô 3)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19718, 21.6685

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.6685

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  • The Mansion of the Plates (Sara yashiki), from the series One...

    about 1831–32 (Tenpô 2–3)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20441, 21.10236

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    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 23.7 x 17.6 cm (9 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.10236

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  • Chrysanthemums and Horsefly, from an untitled series known as...

    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17590, 21.6681

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    Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 37 cm (9 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.6681

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  • Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki), second state, from...

    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    No. 16 in the series, second state (sky dark at horizon, no lines in knees of figure at right).
    MFA impressions:
    First state: 11.26110, 11.38911, 21.5031
    Second state: 06.1183, 11.17295, 11.25156, 11.30429, 21.5032, 42.566, 2009.2411.16

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    Horizontal ôban; 24.6 x 37.5 cm (9 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5032

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  • No. 12, Shinmachi, from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the...

    about 1835–38 (Tenpô 6–9)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1688, 11.23116, 11.39280, 21.5158, 21.5159, 21.5160, 21.5161

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    Horizontal ôban; 22.3 x 34.9 cm (8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.5158

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  • Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival (Asakusa tanbo...

    1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    No. 101 (winter section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.36876.65, 11.45668, 18.26, 21.9503

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    Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.9503

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  • Morning Glories and Cricket, from the series A Compendium of...

    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

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    Uchiwa-e on horizontal aiban sheet; 22.7 x 29 cm (8 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Accession Number

    21.10125

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