Two Crows on a Plum Branch with Rising Sun

烏、梅、旭

Japanese
Meiji era
1885–89 (Meiji 18–22)
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 113, #0904; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #201; Clark, Demon of Painting (1993), #102

Dimensions

Vertical nagaban; 75 x 25 cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6879

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6879, 48.734

Signed

Jokû Kyôsai zu
如空暁斎図

Markings

Artist's seals: Bankoku tobu (with crows), Jokû

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection