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Butterfly and Chrysanthemums
  • Utagawa Sadatora
    active circa 1825
    active: Japan
  • Butterfly and Chrysanthemums, circa 1820–1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 333 x 57 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 2 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 333 x 57 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/8 x 2 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7676

Long, vertical, color print depicting a butterfly flying over several large pink and purple crysanthemum blossoms. There are large, green leaves surrounding the blossoms and there is calligraphy in the left side of the print.