Gathering Spring Flowers by the Pond of the Twelve Kumano Shrines at Tsunohazu

角筈熊野十二社

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 147 (right and center sheets only); Hillier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #518 (complete); Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #212 (right sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 76 cm (15 3/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7515-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7515 (left), 21.7516 (center), 21.7517 (right)

MFA impressions: 21.5932 (center sheet only, no publisher’s mark, kiwame seal), 21.7515-7 (complete triptych, mark of Fushimiya, no censor’s seal)

Signed

Shunchô ga (on each sheet)
春潮画

Markings

Artist's seal: Chûrin

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection