Caged Birds, from the series Twelve Assorted Birds (Shochô jûnikin)

「諸鳥十二禽」 籠に鳥

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791 (Kansei 3)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #160.6; the series: Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list nos. 105-7 (this design not mentioned)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.3 x 19 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4878

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.2523.1, 21.4878

Signed

Eishi ga
栄之画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#18); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection