Dragonfly (Tonbô) and Butterflies (Chô), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

画本虫撰 「蝶 稀年成 蜻蛉 一富士二鷹」

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #463.04

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 32.6 cm (10 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.461

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Volume 1, picture 4.
Poems by Ichifuji Nitaka (for the dragonfly) and Marena Toshinari (for the butterflies).
The artist and publisher are identified on the final page of the album.
The complete, intact album: 2003.247.1-2, 2003.248.1-2, 2003.249.1-2, and 2008.167.1-2.

Signed

(this page unsigned)
無款

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection