Mallard Ducks (Kamo) and Kingfisher (Kawasemi), from the album Momo chidori kyôka awase (Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition)

百千鳥 「鴨 豊年雪丸 翡翠 三陀羅法師」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790 (Kansei 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #475.14

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 38.2 cm (10 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6603

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Volume 2, picture 6.
Poems by Hônen Yukimaru (for the ducks) and Sandara Bôshi (for the kingfisher).
The artist and publisher are identified on the final page of the album, 21.6604a.
The complete, intact album: 2005.119.1-2 and 2008.344.1-2.

Signed

(this page unsigned)

Provenance

January 1917, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection