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Two Fan Designs: Plum Blossom and Wave

Artist:
Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 5/16 x 7 3/16 in. (21.1 x 18.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1812
Not on view
On each sheet in this set are two fans set against a decorative river motif in deep blue embossed with silver that is contiguous across all five prints in this pentaptych. The red color of the wave in the top fan indicates the title of this design; others in the group are blue, yellow, white, and black. The motif of floating fans comes from the Muromachi period (1392–1568).
Signature: Hokkei
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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