The numbers of the short months are hidden in teh tail feathers and the long months in the rocks.
Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1765 (Meiwa 2)
Waterhouse cat. #712; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 674
22.8 x 15.1 cm (9 x 5 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper