Cuckoo and Azaleas (Hototogisu, satsuki), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

中判花鳥 「子規(ほほとぎす) 杜鵑花(さつき)」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #373; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.02

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.6 cm (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10224

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.23023, 21.10224, 21.10225 (left)

Inscription

Chinese poem by Yang Wanli (1127-1206), poetry name Yang Chengzhai
「只驚白昼山竹裂 杜宇初聞第一声 楊誠斎」

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection