Finch on Hibiscus, from an untitled series of blue (aizuri) prints

藍摺絵 芙蓉に文鳥

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Series: Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #23 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 21.8 x 16.4 cm (8 9/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10230

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Saki no Hokusai hitsu
前北斎筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection