Birds (Tori), from the series Flowers and Birds, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu uchi)

「花鳥風月内 鳥」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujirô (Maruya Tetsujirô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G396-02 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22.1 x 48 cm (8 11/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1782-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1782 (left), 00.1783 (center), 00.1784 (right)

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on each sheet)
国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 9 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Katada Hori Chô (on left sheet)
改印:丑九改
彫師:彫長 片田彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock