Wind: Courtesan, from the series Flowers and Birds, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu)

「花鳥風月」 風、遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #85; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #196; Mirviss, Masterpieces of the Art of Surimono (2003), no.19; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #28

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1940

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1940, *11.20652 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 178; and Carpenter et al 2008, p. 313.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûôtei Kaen Kochô: Kayoi kuru/ kaze ni makasu mo/ makasenu no/ sugata sunao na/ aoyagi no eda
「柳鴬亭美(以下かすれ不明)もまかせぬも姿すなをな青柳の枝」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds