A Picture by Hishikawa Moronobu: Woman with a Set of Poem Cards

A Picture by Hishikawa Moronobu: Woman with a Set of Poem Cards

mid 1820s

Totoya Hokkei 魚屋 北渓

(Japanese, 1780-1850)

Color woodblock print (surimono) with gold, silver, and embossing

Sheet: 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.324

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The poem by Ganjotei Shirataka reads: Friendly, amid the starry forest of the plum branches the voice of the warbler singing of the sun and moon.

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