Dandelions and Butterflies

蒲公英に蝶々

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Tani Bunchô (Japanese, 1763–1840)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.4 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9299

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Translation of poem in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 1 (but artist is incorrectly identified as Ippitsusai Bunchô).

Inscription

Poem by Jujusai Shinchô: Tanpopo to/ tsutsumi o ute wa/ omoshiro ya/ hane ... ga sashite/ asobu chôchô

Signed

Bunchô

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection