Bellflower and Dragonfly, from an untitled series known as Large Flowers

横大判花鳥 桔梗に蜻蛉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #359; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #23.07

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.6 x 39.4 cm (10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6680

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17591, 21.6680

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 410); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection