Warbler and Roses (Kôchô, bara; right); Cuckoo and Azaleas (Hototogisu, satsuki; left), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

中判花鳥 「黄鳥 長春」 「子規 杜鵑花」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 373 (L) and 376 (R); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #s 22.02 and 22.05

Dimensions

Two vertical chûban prints on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 25.4 x 37.3 cm (10 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10225

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.23023 (left only), 11.25141 (right only), 21.10223 (right only), 21.10224 (left only), 21.20225 (two designs on uncut sheet)

Inscription

Right half: Haikai poem by Shoso Otsuni (1756-1823): Hara no hana/ chirinuru ori ka/ oka no ie
Left half: Chinese poem by Yang Wanli (1127-1206), poetry name Yang Chengzhai
「はらの花 ちりぬる折か 岡の家 乙二」

「只驚白昼山竹裂 杜宇初聞第一声 楊誠斎」

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection