The Glad Cry of the Cuckoo (Hototogisu ureshiki hitokoe), second edition of a design originally from the series The Twelve Months (Jûni tsuki no uchi)

「時鳥うれしき一こゑ」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #148 (first edition, with different title)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 76.6 cm (14 13/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1012-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1012 (left), 00.1013 (center), 00.1014 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 6
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅六
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock