Plum Blossoms and Blowfish (Fugu)

梅にふぐ

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1810s
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #15

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9297

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in McKee 2008, p. 46.

Inscription

Poem by Manmansai Iedaru: Kane yori mo/ na o atatamaru/ fugutojiru/ harai fukure no/ senkin no haru

Poem by Kanayaen Mahiro: Ume ga ka o/ mote kuru kaze ya/ futokoro no/ atatakasofu
na/ fugu wa fukusha ka

Signed

Gakutei Harunobu
岳亭春信

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection