The Second Month (Nigatsu), from the series The Twelve Months by Hanabusa Itchô (Hanabusa Itchô jûnikagetsu no uchi)

「英一蝶十二ヶ月の内 二月」 「東都今川橋 松栄堂赤松板 」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), After Hanabusa Itchô (Japanese, 1652–1724), Publisher Akamatsuya Shôtarô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

https://collections.artsmia.org/art/22561/second-month-utagawa-kunisada

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.5 x 37.1 cm (9 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.166

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Posthumous reproductions of paintings by Itchô. According to Marks, Publishers (2012), p. 95, the series was designed by Kunisada.

Signed

Hanabusa Itchô gisho
英一蝶戯書

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: November 10, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent