Bats and Moon, Dragon in Clouds, Calligraphy (harimaze)

月に蝙蝠、雲竜、書 (張交)

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 34.5 x 24.4 cm (13 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1354

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

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 (on bats), Tôyô Taito (on dragon)

戴斗 東陽戴斗

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection