Bellflowers and Kingfisher

桔梗に翡翠

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


Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 12.3 x 18.5 cm (4 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8626

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.1965, 21.8626, 21.8627

Inscription

Poem: ... kikyô ka na

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Provenance

Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection