The Hibiscus Cannot Compare to the Makeup of a Beauty (Fuyô wa bijin no yosooi ni oyobazu), from an untitled series of Chinese poems
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801)
Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The first line of a Chinese poem by Wang Changling (698-756).
王昌齢 「西宮秋怨」 巻七
No publisher's mark
Artist's seal: Shunchô
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection