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#27 Wasuregusa (Forget-Me-Grass)
  • Katsukawa Shunshō
    1726–1792
    active: Japan
  • #27 Wasuregusa (Forget-Me-Grass), circa 1772–1773, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū nishikie Ise monogatari (Elegant Brocade Prints for the Tale of Ise)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 216 x 157 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0018
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Prince standing on a balcony detained by his lover, who gives him a twig of wasuregusa (forget-me-grass, an old name for kamsō, or day lily). Flowering plum tree in garden. Stylized clouds above with poetry.