- Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849, Japanese
Cuckoo and azaleas (Hototogisu satsuki)
Polychrome wood block print
Image: 24.9 x 18.7 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscriptions at left and right.
[text and poems]
title inscribed u. right Hototogisu satsuki
the Chinese poem to the left may be translated loosely:
Surprised midday by the crack of mountain bamboo,
the cuckoo makes its first cry.
Poem by Yoseisai (Japanese reading)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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