Vendor of Singing Insects at Shinobazu Pond

不忍池虫売

Japanese
Edo period
late 1780s
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Chester Beatty pl. 57 (complete diptych); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1729

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3594

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

Signed

Yûshidô Shunchô ga

雄芝堂春潮画

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunchô

Provenance

By 1950, Oriental Art Gallery, New York; 1950, sold by Oriental Art Gallery to the MFA for $100. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group