Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry (Uso, shidarezakura), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

中判花鳥 「鷽(うそ) 垂桜(しだれざくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #367; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.04

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 18.7 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10229

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.23022, 21.10229

Inscription

Haikai poem by the shamisen master Sugano Joyu II (1784-1841), poetry name Senraian Setsuman: Tori hitotsu/ nurete dekeri/ asa sakura

「鳥ひとつ 濡て出けり 朝さくら 雪万」(千来庵雪万=二代目菅野序遊)

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection