Cranes and Chrysanthemums, from a bird-and-flower series with the title Kashinsai (?)

「夏伸細」ヵ 菊に鶴

Edo period
about 1730 (Kyôhô 15)
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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
大和画工 西村重長筆


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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection