Bats and Moon

月に蝙蝠 (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)


Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 16 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9247

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of three designs: calligraphy (top right); bats and moon (top left); dragon in clouds (bottom)

MFA impressions: 06.1354 (uncut sheet, margins cut off), 11.17561(uncut sheet, calligraphy panel different, pub. Ezakiya Tatsuzô), 21.9247 (bats only)

Signed

Taito
戴斗

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection