Puppy Playing with a Ball

子犬と手鞠

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9)
Artist Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 169, pl. 45

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.5 cm (8 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9257

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Keyes 1984, p. 112.

Inscription

Poem by Tora no Takeki: Tako o age/ mari o tsuku tote/ soto e ite/ kodomo wa uchi ni/ inu no hatsuharu

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Yanagawa

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection