Bats

蝙蝠

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #97 (uncut sheet of three designs); RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #167 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Left third of horizontal ôban sheet (sanchôgake); 25.2 x 12.3 cm (9 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7860

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

21.7861 is from the same sheet.

Inscription

Poem: Kômori ya/ yami ni ikururu/ hane no iro
蝙蝠や 闇に生るゝ 羽の色  鳥酔

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection