Butterfly and Pinks (Nadeshiko ni chô)
Polychrome wood block print
Plate: 33 x 7.8 cm (13 x 3 1/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Nadeshiko no/haru kashikosa ni/utsukushiki
What a treasure-/a curious, growing child
The imagery represents autumn. Nadeshiko, the name for the flower pinks, also means "beloved child."
Japan; Edo (location)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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