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Asian Art
Artist: Torii Kiyonobu II, Japanese, 1706–1763

Young Cherry Blossoms of Musashino

ca. 1726

Colored woodblock print, Urushi-e

sheet: 12 1/8 × 5 7/8 in. (30.8 × 14.9 cm)
Frances Gaylord Smith Collection
1973.42.1
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

Frances Gaylord Smith (Mrs. George T. Smith) Collection; by descent to nephew Gaylord Donnelley (1910–1992) and Dorothy Ranney Donnelley (1910–2002); loaned in 1969, and given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1973

Bibliography: 

Yone Noguchi, The Ukiyoye Primitives (Tokyo: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1933), 57–62, no. 4, 40–42.

Helen C. Gunsaulus, The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints: The Primitives, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1955), 75–86, no. 1–34.

Donald Jenkins, Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings: The Primitive Period, 1680–1745, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1971), 78, no. 97.

Gunhild Avitabile, Early Masters: Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from 1680 to 1750, exh. cat. (New York: Japan Society Gallery, 1991), 102–9.

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