Hydrangea (Ajisai), from the series Modern Beauties Compared to Flowers (Hana kurabe imayô sugata)

「花競今様姿 紫陽花」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 × 25 cm (14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1301

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshitora ga
芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock