Iris and Peony, from the series Plants for the Kasumi Circle (Kasumiren sômoku awase)

「霞連草木合」 牡丹と菖蒲

Japanese
Edo period
mid to late 1810s
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #323 (later copy); Hillier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #527

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.4 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6199

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 366.

Inscription

Poem by Gurendô Nakakubo: Haru natsu no/ ai no iro naru/ kakitsubata/ mizu no asaki ni/ fukaki murasaki

Poem by Haikai Utaba: Hana no iro wa/ mochiya sakaya to/ sakiwakete/ dore mo me ni tsuku/ tonarigusa kana

Signed

Shunman sei
俊満製

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection