Cranes and Chrysanthemums, from a bird-and-flower series with the title Kashinsai (?)
Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 138; Paine, Oriental Art NS, v. IX, no. 1 (1963), fig. 21; Vignier & Inada (1909)
Hosoban; 31.1 x 15.9 cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa
Not On View
The MFA has four prints with this mysterious series title: 06.713 (signature of Shigenaga, publisher Igaya), 06.1219 (unsigned, publisher Murataya; appears to be a copy or forgery of 06.713), 11.2088 (no signature or publisher’s mark), and 21.5878 (signature of Shigenaga, publisher Igaya). The meaning of the title (literally “summer + extend + details”) is unclear.
Yamato gakô Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
Formerly the property of S. Bing; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection