Catching Fireflies (Hotaru gari)

ほたるかり

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.7 x 24.7 cm (13 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.3212.23

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
Right sheet: 17.3211.23

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark

改印:田中
版元:なし

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection