Bird and Wild Cherry

山桜に四十雀

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #287; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 156; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #23.34

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 34 x 11.5 cm (13 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7989

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Yamazakura/ ikitsuku made no/ nioi kana
山さくら 行つく迄の 匂いかな

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

September 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection