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Maker(s):Keisai Eisen
Culture:Japanese (1790-1848)
Title:New Year: Spring
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) aizuri-e (blue print) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 14 15/16 in x 10 1/4 in; 37.9 cm x 26 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. l. (blue ink): [Japanese character, Eisen ga]; SEAL: recto, ctr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, ctr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. l. (blue ink): [Japanese character, Haru].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.221.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A hawk rests on a branch of plum blossoms with rising sun in the background. This is an aizuri-e ("blue printed picture") that was printed mostly in shades of blue but the sun and seals in read and a few shades of light yellow.

trees; birds; animals; festivals

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