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The Spaulding Collection

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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 Japanese

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

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    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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

    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.)

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    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 Japanese

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

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    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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

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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 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 Japanese

    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.)

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    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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

    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 Japanese

    Description

    MFA impressions: 18.308, 21.6610

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    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 Japanese

    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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    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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

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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 Japanese

    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 Japanese

    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.)

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    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 Japanese

    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.)

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    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 Japanese

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19718, 21.6685

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    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 Japanese

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20441, 21.10236

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    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 Japanese

    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 Japanese

    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 Japanese

    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 Japanese

    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.)

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    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 Japanese

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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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