Moon and Cuckoo (Tsuki ni hototogisu), from the series Collection of Fashionable Pairings (Fûryû aioi zukushi)

「風流相生尽 月に時鳥」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ezakiya Kichibei (Tenjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.536

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.42267 (reprint, 1831), 34.536 (original edition, 1820s)

The series was first published in the 1820s and reprinted by the same publisher in 1831, with an expanded series title.

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter