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Print

Artist:
Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1750–1835
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 7 7/16 in. (14 x 18.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP3000
Not on view
Signature: Shinsai

Inscription: Poem:
Snow falls like flower petals,
Flower petals fall like snow,
While the nightingale sings
In the dark before daybreak.
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA).
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