Enjoying a Comparison of the Flowers of the Four Seasons (Hana awase shiki no yûran)

「花合四季之遊覽」

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), January
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Takekawa Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #2, photo p. 40; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #31, photo p. 26

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.8 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.517a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection