Dandelions and Butterflies
Artist Tani Bunchô (Japanese, 1763–1840)
Ukiyo-e geijutsu 160 (2010), cover (different edition); Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #72 (different edition); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 3
Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.4 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Translation of poem in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 1 (but artist is incorrectly identified as Ippitsusai Bunchô).
Poem by Jujusai Shinchô: Tanpopo to/ tsutsumi o ute wa/ omoshiro ya/ hane ... ga sashite/ asobu chôchô
Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection