The Tongue-cut Sparrow (Shita-kiri suzume), from the series Assorted Storybook Prints (Akahon tsukushi)

「赤本つくし 舌切雀」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804–18 (Bunka era)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 8, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (1990), pl. 175; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409; another print in the series: Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 145

Dimensions

14 x 21.2 cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6191

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20079, 21.6191

Signed

Shunman sei
俊満製

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection