Flowers: Woman with Mirror, from the series Flowers and Birds, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu)

「花鳥風月」 花、鏡台と美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #55; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #195; Egoyomi et surimono (Werner Schindler Bienne Coll. Cat., 1983), cat. no. 82

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.6 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1939

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 313.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûôtei no Hananari: Hono niou/ hana ni kokoro mo/ midare-gami/ yû ni iwarenu/ haru no akebono
「柳桜亭江戸美也 ほの匂ふ花に心もみたれ髪ゆふにいわれぬ春の曙」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds