Among the many treasures of The Drexel Collection are 200 beautiful and unique 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints that were donated to the Collection by James W. Paul, Jr., husband of Frances Drexel Paul, and son-in-law of Anthony J. Drexel. Here, we share 11 of them, some of them depicting (fittingly) scenes of spring, sunny, rainy or otherwise.

New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Oji, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Onoe Kikugoro, Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Girl and Flying Birds, Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Sawamura Gennosuke (Actor), Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Yoshimori War Scene, Artist Unknown

Mother of an Emperor who is not Herself an Empress, Artist Unknown

Evening Rain in Karasaki, Artist Unknown

Daikoku Soroku, Character in Play, Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Untitled, Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)

Cave of the Goddess of Mercy, 1853, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Great Poet of the Entertainment Banquet, 1825-1845, Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)