Preparing Food for a Nightingale, from the album Picturebook of the Bird of Poetry (Ehon utayomi-dori)

絵本歌与美鳥 鶯の餌すり

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 232 (the book: pls. 227-32); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #383.25; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1669 (trimmed)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 37.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6189

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Tsutsumi Tôrin, Suzuki Rinshô, Shunman, and Shôhô.

Signed

Shôsadô ga
尚左堂画

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunman

Provenance

Spring 1913, 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