Garden of the Bird-and-flower Teahouse (Kachô chaya)

花鳥茶屋

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in Western Collections, Beres Collection (1991), pl. 94; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), pls. 178-80; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #s 73-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 71.9 cm (14 3/8 x 28 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7738-40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7738 (left), 21.7739 (center), 21.7740 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13680 (center sheet only), 21.7738-40 (complete triptych)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 235); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection