Butterfly and Canola Flower (Na no hana ni chô), from the series Collection of Fashionable Pairings, New Edition for the Year of the Rabbit (Fûryû aioi zukushi, U no haru shinpan)

「風流相生尽 卯春新板 菜の花に蝶」

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Painted by Ezakiya Kichibei (Tenjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.52.59

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series was first published in the 1820s and reprinted by the same publisher in 1831, with an expanded series title.

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Gift of Thorvald S. Ross