Preparing Food for a Nightingale, from the album Picturebook of the Bird of Poetry (Ehon utayomi-dori)
1795 (Kansei 7)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 232 (the book: pls. 227-32); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #383.25; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1669 (trimmed)
Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 37.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Tsutsumi Tôrin, Suzuki Rinshô, Shunman, and Shôhô.
Artist's seal: Shunman
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection