Finches on a Cherry Branch, Rubbing of Calligraphy of Kumagai Naozane (Kumagai Renshôbô shinseki), and Morning Glories and Bee, from the series Mirror of Calligraphy and Paintings, Old and New (Kokon shoga kagami)

「古今書画鏡」 桜に文鳥 「熊谷蓮生坊真跡」 朝顔に蜂蜜

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 148 (right design only); RISD #39

Dimensions

Harimaze; three kotanzaku on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 37.5 x 25.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.17

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Katsushika Taito (on finches), Hôriki (on calligraphy), Beika (on morning glories)
葛飾戴斗

Markings

No censor's seal
Artist's seal: Bunryûsai (on finches)

Provenance

1947, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession date: January 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich