The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.
Shunchô ga 春潮画
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#496); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1789–95 (early Kansei era)
- Artist Katsukawa Shunchô, Japanese, active about 1780–1801
- Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô), Japanese
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 152
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper