Moths and Butterflies, from the series A Picturebook of Butterflies (Gunchô gafu)

「群蝶画譜」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1810–18 (late Bunka era)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #206; Heiteres treiben... (Köln, 1990), #2-3; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20 x 17.8 cm (7 7/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

21.6204

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

若芝の舞台に蝶も舞んとや 羽をうち合すたんほゝの花  蓬莱亭甲良
みちのくにこかね花さく菜畑を 飛かふ蝶の箔ハ白かね  松重伎
 海棠の眠り催す蝶つかひ 霞の屏風立廻しつゝ  三玉亭友得

Signed

Shô Shunman sei

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