The Seventh Month: The Star Festival, Buying Flowers for the Obon Festival (Fumitsuki, Tanabata, Kusaichi), from an untitled series of Day and Night Scenes of the Twelve Months

昼夜十二ヶ月 「ふみ月 たなばた 草市」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772–75 (early An'ei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 68

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 16.5 cm (10 1/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4080

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series jointly designed by Kitao Shigemasa (#s 1, 5, 9, 11), Katsukawa Shunshô (#s 2, 4, 7, 12), and Utagawa Toyoharu (#s 3, 6, 8, 10).

Signed

Katsukawa Shunshô ga
勝川春章画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection