User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II as a Court Dancer, from the series Four Heavenly Kings for the Katsushika Group (Katsushika Shitennô)

Start collecting

Triptych: 00.1943 (R), 11.19894 (C), 00.1943 (L) (no VR)

Inscription

Poems by Bunchien Naomichi, Bunshisha Hashizumi, and Bunkaisha Nazuki. 「文知園直道 蓬莱のやまとやめてん門松に梅か香そふる春の曙」「文海舎名好 うす氷とけて光りも長閑なる谷の戸あけてきなて鴬」「あつさ弓はるをいはへるものゝふの素袍の袖もかほる梅か香 文信舎橋住」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

Marks

Artist's seal: Toshidama

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

van Doesburg, What About Kunisada? (1990), pl. 27

Dimensions

Shikishiban, left sheet of diptych; 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1944

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints